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Title: Intraocular lens fabrication

Abstract

This invention describes a method for fabricating an intraocular lens made from clear Teflon{trademark}, Mylar{trademark}, or other thermoplastic material having a thickness of about 0.025 millimeters. These plastic materials are thermoformable and biocompatable with the human eye. The two shaped lenses are bonded together with a variety of procedures which may include thermosetting and solvent based adhesives, laser and impulse welding, and ultrasonic bonding. The fill tube, which is used to inject a refractive filling material is formed with the lens so as not to damage the lens shape. A hypodermic tube may be included inside the fill tube. 13 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
512422
Patent Number(s):
5,645,665
Application Number:
PAN: 8-451,707
Assignee:
Univ. of California Office of Technology Transfer, Alameda, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 550600; PA: EDB-97:113599; SN: 97001827909
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Jul 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CRYSTALLINE LENS; CATARACTS; FABRICATION; MAN; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Salazar, M.A., and Foreman, L.R. Intraocular lens fabrication. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Salazar, M.A., & Foreman, L.R. Intraocular lens fabrication. United States.
Salazar, M.A., and Foreman, L.R. Tue . "Intraocular lens fabrication". United States.
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abstractNote = {This invention describes a method for fabricating an intraocular lens made from clear Teflon{trademark}, Mylar{trademark}, or other thermoplastic material having a thickness of about 0.025 millimeters. These plastic materials are thermoformable and biocompatable with the human eye. The two shaped lenses are bonded together with a variety of procedures which may include thermosetting and solvent based adhesives, laser and impulse welding, and ultrasonic bonding. The fill tube, which is used to inject a refractive filling material is formed with the lens so as not to damage the lens shape. A hypodermic tube may be included inside the fill tube. 13 figs.},
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