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Sclera-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Hybrid ophthalmic interface apparatus
Amo Development, Llc
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036168

Apparatus and methods are provided for interfacing an ophthalmic surgical laser with an eye using a patient interface (pi). The pi may include a closed, fluid-filled bladder having fiducials that contacts and deforms to the eye. Or, the pi may have an applanation lens with an outer ring portion and an inner concave portion for receiving the apex of the ...
Uveoscleral drug delivery implant and methods for implanting the same
Dose Medical Corporation
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028361

Devices and methods for treating intraocular pressure are disclosed. The devices include drug delivery implants for treating ocular tissue. Optionally, the devices also include shunts for draining aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the uveoscleral outflow pathway, including the supraciliary space and the suprachoroidal space. The drug delivery implants can be implanted in ab interno or ab externo procedures.
Methods and devices for drug delivery to ocular tissue using microneedle
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028357

Methods and devices are provided for targeted administration of a drug to a patient's eye. In one embodiment, the method includes inserting a hollow microneedle into the sclera of the eye at an insertion site and infusing a fluid drug formulation through the inserted microneedle and into the suprachoroidal space of the eye, wherein the infused fluid drug formulation flows ...
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Iris boundary estimation using cornea curvature
Magic Leap, Inc.
January 18, 2018 - N°20180018515

Examples of systems and methods for determining a limbic boundary of an iris of an eye are provided. Properties of the corneal bulge can be computed from eye images. An intersection of the corneal bulge with the eye surface (e. G., sclera) can be determined as the limbic boundary. The determined limbic boundary can be used for iris segmentation or ...
Light therapy for eyelash growth
Tear Film Innovations, Inc.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180001108

Systems, methods, and devices for promoting eyelash hair growth includes an energy transducer, positionable proximate the eyelid, configured to provide light energy to a user's eyelids at an output wavelength suitable for stimulating eyelash hair growth, and a scleral shield, positionable inside of the eyelid, to protect the eye from the light energy. The device may be powered by an ...
Handheld ophthalmic laser system with replaceable contact tips and treatment guide
Iridex Corporation
January 04, 2018 - N°20180000337

In some embodiments, an ophthalmic laser system may be provided that does not include a traditional laser console. Instead, the treatment device may be configured to house the treatment light source within the device handle. Additionally, in some embodiments, the handheld treatment device may include a user interface, such as dials and buttons, for adjusting various parameters of the therapeutic ...
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Device and method for prosthetic rehabilitation of the retina
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
December 28, 2017 - N°20170367813

A device for prosthetic vision rehabilitation, which includes a scleral explant with a shape that is suitable for being in contact with at least one portion of the sclera of an eye, and at least one inducer arranged on the scleral explant.
Intraocular drug delivery
Aquesys, Inc.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170348150

An ab externo method of placing an intraocular implant into an eye can include advancing a needle, in which the implant is disposed, into the eye through conjunctiva and sclera of the eye. The implant can include a drug deliverable to the eye. The implant can thereafter be released to be anchored in the eye and elute the drug to ...
Apparatus and formulations for suprachoroidal drug delivery
Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340560

Drug formulations, devices and methods are provided to deliver biologically active substances to the eye. The formulations are delivered into scleral tissues adjacent to or into the suprachoroidal space without damage to the underlying choroid. One class of formulations is provided wherein the formulation is localized in the suprachoroidal space near the region into which it is administered. Another class ...
Eye covering and refractive correction methods and apparatus having improved tear flow, comfort, and/or ...
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315380

An eye covering such as a contact lens may comprise one or more structures to pump tear liquid under the covering such that the covering can remain in the eye and correct vision for an extended amount of time. In many embodiments, the covering comprises a material having fenestrations to draw tear liquid under the covering and an outer portion ...
Systems and methods for delivering an ocular implant to the suprachoroidal space within an eye
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312124

Delivery devices, systems and methods are provided for inserting an implant into an eye. The delivery or inserter devices or systems can be used to dispose or implant an ocular stent or implant, such as a shunt, in communication with the suprachoroidal space, uveal scleral outflow pathway, uveoscleral outflow path or supraciliary space of the eye. The implant can drain ...
Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods
October 19, 2017 - N°20170296329

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first free end. A maximum width of the body at each end is wider than a maximum width of the body between the ends. The body includes multiple first portions that form the first free end of the body and a ...
Patient interface device for laser methods and systems
Lensar, Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290703

An optical interface device having an opening for an optical path that can be non-circular and having engagement members having gradually varying angles of engagement. An embodiment of the interface device can be a one size fits all device, providing a configuration that fits in all typical eye openings, including narrow palpebral fissures and small eyes, while providing optical path ...
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Optical coherence elastography to assess biomechanics and detect progression of ocular and other tissues degenerative ...
University Of Houston System
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290503

An excitation force (internal or external) and phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (oce) system, used in conjunction with a data analyzing algorithm, is capable of measuring and quantifying biomechanical parameters of tissues in situ and in vivo. The method was approbated and demonstrated on an example of the system that combines a pulsed ultrasound system capable of producing an acoustic radiation ...
Lens aid and lens aid system and techniques for the insertion and removal of contact ...
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281410

A lens aid, lens aid system and powered light source combined with a mirror that uses a lens cup of soft pliable material providing an improved visual method including a hands-free or one hand method for the insertion of a contact lens and more preferably a scleral lens into the eye.
Apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye
Novartis Ag
October 05, 2017 - N°20170280994

An apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye over multiple sessions which are temporally spaced apart and between which the eye of the patient can have moved, said apparatus comprising: a camera for taking one or more images of the eye; a module for determining during a first session said at least one surgical parameter of ...
Adaptive camera and illuminator eyetracker
Tobii Ab
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249509

A method includes obtaining an image of an eye in a bright-pupil imaging mode in which a retinal retro-reflection complements the image of the eye in the bright-pupil mode, and obtaining an image of the eye in a dark-pupil imaging mode in which a corneo-scleral retro-reflection complements the image of the eye in the dark-pupil mode. One of the bright-pupil ...
Scleral depressor
August 24, 2017 - N°20170238919

A scleral depressor includes an elongated handle defining a first axis. An extension member has one end attached to the proximal end of the handle and includes a blade at the remote end thereof. The extension member defines a second axis and extends from the handle at approximately 90° thereby defining a plane. A bulbous or cylindrically shaped blade located ...
Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking
Tobii Ab
August 03, 2017 - N°20170220107

A visual display includes hidden reference illuminators adapted to emit invisible light for generating corneo-scleral reflections on an eye watching a screen surface of the display. The tracking of such reflections and the pupil center provides input to gaze tracking. A method for equipping and an lcd with a reference illuminator are also provided. Also provides are a system and ...
Cannula for external drainage of subretinal fluid
University Of Kansas
August 03, 2017 - N°20170216092

A cannula device for draining sub-retinal fluid externally to the eye includes a shaft, an outer sleeve, and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve and the inner sleeve have a curve therein to access the back of the eye externally. The outer sleeve is extendable relative to the inner sleeve and the shaft, and the outer sleeve includes a penetrative ...
Non-invasive measurement of intraocular pressure
California Institute Of Technology
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209046

Devices, systems and methods are described for non-invasively monitoring and/or measuring or estimating intraocular pressure. Medical or diagnostic methods embodiments described herein include high resolution imaging of the sclera of one or both of a patient's eyes using digital photography or videography. The hardware employed may be for two-dimensional (2d) or three-dimensional (3d) imaging.
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