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Title: Intraocular lens fabrication

This invention describes a method for fabricating an intraocular lens made rom clear Teflon.TM., Mylar.TM., 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.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871038
Assignee:
Regents of University of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA) LANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5645665
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
intraocular; lens; fabrication; describes; method; fabricating; teflon; tm; mylar; thermoplastic; material; thickness; 025; millimeters; plastic; materials; thermoformable; biocompatable; human; eye; shaped; lenses; bonded; variety; procedures; thermosetting; solvent; based; adhesives; laser; impulse; welding; ultrasonic; bonding; fill; tube; inject; refractive; filling; formed; damage; shape; hypodermic; included; inside; plastic material; thermoplastic material; plastic materials; filling material; human eye; ocular lens; intraocular lens; /156/264/

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