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Title: Retinal instrument

Abstract

In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of removing scar tissue from an eye that includes inserting a device including an array of micro-rods into an eye, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature; contacting a scar tissue with the array of micro-rods; and removing the array of micro-rods and the scar tissue from the eye. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a medical device for engaging a tissue including and an array of glass micro-rods, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature opposite a base of the array of glass micro-rods that is connected to the cannula, wherein the sharp feature of the at least one micro-rod is angled from a plane that is normal to a face of the base of the array of glass micro-rods.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083436
Patent Number(s):
8,425,596
Application Number:
12/052,992
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Britton, Charles L, D'Urso, Brian R, Chaum, Edward, Simpson, John T, Baba, Justin S, Ericson, M. Nance, and Warmack, Robert J. Retinal instrument. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Britton, Charles L, D'Urso, Brian R, Chaum, Edward, Simpson, John T, Baba, Justin S, Ericson, M. Nance, & Warmack, Robert J. Retinal instrument. United States.
Britton, Charles L, D'Urso, Brian R, Chaum, Edward, Simpson, John T, Baba, Justin S, Ericson, M. Nance, and Warmack, Robert J. Tue . "Retinal instrument". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083436.
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abstractNote = {In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of removing scar tissue from an eye that includes inserting a device including an array of micro-rods into an eye, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature; contacting a scar tissue with the array of micro-rods; and removing the array of micro-rods and the scar tissue from the eye. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a medical device for engaging a tissue including and an array of glass micro-rods, wherein at least one glass micro-rod of the array of glass micro-rods includes a sharp feature opposite a base of the array of glass micro-rods that is connected to the cannula, wherein the sharp feature of the at least one micro-rod is angled from a plane that is normal to a face of the base of the array of glass micro-rods.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
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