Method and apparatus for phaco-emulsification Patent #: 5403323
ApplicationNo. 368346 filed on 03/23/1995
US Classes:606/107Means for removing, inserting or aiding in the removal or insertion of eye lens material
ExaminersPrimary: Jackson, Gary
Assistant: Dawson, Glenn K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61F 009/00
AbstractA phaco-shield for placement over an eye prior to surgery to prevent contact between the leading edge of a surgical probe and the posterior capsule of the eye. The phaco-shield includes a base with a central aperture and two flexible flaps on either side of the aperture.
Field of SearchINSTRUMENTS
Means for removing, inserting or aiding in the removal or insertion of eye lens material
Cutting, puncturing or piercing
Cutter drive reversed to clean material therefrom
Cutter having vibratory drive means
MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.)
With means for cutting, scarifying, or vibrating (e.g., ultrasonic, etc.) tissue