Low trauma suturing Patent #: 4732151
ApplicationNo. 291289 filed on 12/28/1988
US Classes:606/220, With retaining means24/711.3, Wire curved or bent24/711.4, Having distinct head structure411/517, Retainer ring411/922NAIL, SPIKE OR TACK HAVING LOCKING DEVICE
ExaminersPrimary: Green, Randall L.
Assistant: Jackson, Gary
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA61B 017/08
AbstractA corneal rivet for passing internally through the cornea and for providing closure of an incision in the cornea with a mechanically and optically configured rivet body including a first rivet head secured at one end thereto and a second member for securing to the other end of the rivet. The securing can either be through frictional engagement of the second member to the rivet body, through a knotting, a crimping, staking, threading, pinning, heat forming a ball or mushroom member, or a ratcheting engagement. The corneal rivet body can be utilized to suture other tissues besides the cornea, such as sclera, iris, other ocular tissues, skin, flesh or the like.