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1. (WO1993016660) LENTILLE INTRAOCULAIRE MINCE
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CLAIMS

1. An intraocular lens for implantation in an eye comprising:
a resilient, deformable silicone based optic having at least about 20 diopter power, said optic having a periphery and being configured so that the optic can be resiliently deformed from a normal optical condition into a deformed insertion condition to permit the intraocular lens to be passed through a scleral tunnel incision of no longer than about 3.2 millimeters inter the eye;
fixation means coupled to the optic for retaining the optic in the eye; and
said optic when implanted in the eye being in the normal optical condition and having sufficient rigidity to be substantially free of optical distortion resulting from force from the eye acting on the intraocular lens and -said optic when implanted in the eye being of sufficient size to substantially prevent glare resulting from interaction of light and the periphery of the optic.

2. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has a maximum cross sectional area of no greater than about 4.4 square millimeters.

3. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has an index of refraction of at least about 1.445.

4. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has an elongation of at least about 200 percent.

5. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has an optical axis and the thickness of the optic along said axis is no less than about .736 millimeters.

6. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has an optical axis, a central optical zone and a peripheral zone circumscribing the optical zone and the thickness of the peripheral zone in the axial direction is no less than about .305 millimeters.

7. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 1 wherein the optic has a maximum cross sectional area of no greater than about 4.4 square millimeters and the optic has an index of refraction of at least about 1.46.

8. An intraocular lens for implantation in an eye comprising:
a resiliently deformable silicone based optic having a maximum cross sectional area of no greater than about 4.4 square millimeters, said optic being configured so that the optic can be resiliently deformed from a normal optical condition into a deformed insertion condition to permit the intraocular lens to be passed through a scleral tunnel incision of no longer than about 3.2 millimeters into the eye;
fixation means coupled to the optic for retaining the optic in the eye; and
said optic when implanted in the eye being in the normal optical condition and having sufficient rigidity to be substantially free of optical distortion resulting from force from the eye acting on the intraocular lens and said optic when implanted in the eye being of sufficient size to substantially prevent glare resulting from interaction of light and the periphery of the optic.

9. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 8 wherein the optic has an index of refraction of at least about 1.445.

10. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 8 wherein the optic has an elongation of at least about 260 percent.

11. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 8 wherein the optic is generally circular and has a diameter of at least about 6 millimeters.

12. An intrapcular lens as defined in claim 8 wherein the fixation means includes first and second generally C-shaped resilient fixation members coupled to the optic at generally diametrically opposed locations.

13. An intraocular lens for implantation in an eye comprising:
a generally circular resilient, deformable silicone based optic having a maximum cross sectional area of no greater than about 4.4 millimeters, an index of refraction of at least about 1.445, a diopter power in the range of from about 12 to about 24 and a diameter of at least about 5 millimeters;
said optic having anterior and posterior faces, at least one of said faces being convex; and fixation means for retaining the optic in the eye.

14. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 13 wherein the optic has an elongation of at least about 200 percent.

15. An intraocular lens for implantation in an eye comprising:
a generally circular resilient, deformable optic having an elongation of at least about 200 percent, a maximum cross sectional area of no greater than about"4.4 millimeters, an index of refraction of at least about 1.445, a diopter power in the range of from about 12 to about 24 and a diameter of at least about 5 millimeters; said optic having anterior and posterior faces, at least one of said faces being convex; and
fixation means for retaining the optic in the eye.

16. An intraocular lens as defined in claim 15 wherein the optic has a diopter power of at least about 20d.

17. A set of intraocular lenses for implantation in eyes, said set of intraocular lens comprising:
first, second, third and fourth intraocular lenses;
each of said first, second, third and fourth intraocular lenses including a resilient, deformable silicone based optic configured so that the optic can be deformed to permit the intraocular lens to be passed through a scleral tunnel incision of no longer than about 3.2 millimeters into the eye and fixation means for retaining the optic in the eye, each of said optics having a periphery and when implanted in the eye having sufficient rigidity to be substantially free of optical distortion resulting from force from the eye acting on the intraocular lens and each of said optics when implanted being of sufficient size to substantially prevent glare resulting from interaction of light on the periphery of the optic; and
said optics of said first, second, third and fourth intraocular lenses having diopter powers in the ranges of from about 12 to about 14.5, from about 15 to about 18.5, from about 19 to about 21.5, and from about

22 to about 24, respectively.

18. A set of intraocular lenses as defined in claim 17 wherein each of the optics has a maximum cross sectional area no greater than about 4.4 square millimeters.

19. A set of- intraocular lenses as defined in claim 18 wherein each of the optics has an index of refraction of at least about 1.46.

20. A set of intraocular lenses as defined in claim 19 wherein the optic has an elongation of at least about 260 percent.

21. A set of intraocular lenses as defined in claim 19 wherein each of the optics has an optical axis, a central optical zone and a peripheral zone circumscribing the optical zone and the thickness of the peripheral zone in the axial direction is no less than about .305 millimeter.

22. A set of intraocular lenses as defined in claim 21 wherein the optics of the first, second, third and fourth intraocular lens have thicknesses of the peripheral zones of no less than about .457 millimeter, > .381 millimeter, .381 millimeter and .381 millimeter, respectively, and generally circular optical zones with diameters of at least about 5.5 millimeters, _ 5.5 millimeters, 5.25 millimeters and 5 millimeters, respectively.