Global Patent Index - EP 1455690 A1

EP 1455690 A1 20040915 - KIT FOR IMPLANTING AN INTRA-OCULAR LENS

Title (en)

KIT FOR IMPLANTING AN INTRA-OCULAR LENS

Title (de)

SET ZUM IMPLANTIEREN EINER INTRAOKULAREN LINSE

Title (fr)

APPAREIL D'IMPLANTATION D'UNE LENTILLE INTRAOCULAIRE

Publication

EP 1455690 A1 20040915 (DE)

Application

EP 02787319 A 20021129

Priority

  • CH 0200646 W 20021129
  • CH 21952001 A 20011130
  • CH 7922002 A 20020508
  • CH 7932002 A 20020508
  • CH 14682002 A 20020828

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO03045285A1] In order to introduce an intra-ocular lens (41) into the capsular sac of the eye, excess pressure is generated to propel a lens (41) that is floating in a lubricant (39) out of the injector nozzle. The compressible, deformable plunger (23) can adapt to the nozzle channel that tapers towards the front. The lens (41) becomes more folded as it continues along its path, having an extremely small diameter when it reaches the end of said path. The incision can thus be extremely small. The kit comprises a lens carrier (11) and a lens (41). The lens (41) is held in the lens carrier (11) in a stress-free manner. The lens (41) and lens carrier (11) are preferably held by a support (57) and are packed in sterile packaging until required for use, in the case of a hydrophilic lens in a liquid that protects said lens from drying out. During the operation, the lens carrier (11), together with the lens (41) stored therein, is removed from the packaging, folded and inserted into the injector. The channel (89) is then filled with a viscoelastic liquid. The lens (41) can then be injected into the capsular sac of the eye to be treated. There is thus no risk of the lens being damaged during the folding process and the injection.

IPC 1-7

A61F 2/16

IPC 8 full level

A61F 2/16 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A61F 2/1678 (2013.01); A61F 2/1691 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 03045285A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 03045285 A1 20030605; AU 2002351647 A1 20030610; EP 1455690 A1 20040915; US 2005065534 A1 20050324

DOCDB simple family (application)

CH 0200646 W 20021129; AU 2002351647 A 20021129; EP 02787319 A 20021129; US 49718404 A 20040528