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 Eye pose identification using eye features patent thumbnailEye pose identification using eye features
Systems and methods for eye pose identification using features of an eye are described. Embodiments of the systems and methods can include segmenting an iris of an eye in the eye image to obtain pupillary and limbic boundaries of the eye, determining two angular coordinates (e.g., pitch and yaw) of an eye pose using the pupillary and limbic boundaries of the eye, identifying an eye feature of the eye (e.g., an iris feature or a scleral feature), determining a third angular coordinate (e.g., roll) of the eye pose using the identified eye feature, and utilizing the eye pose measurement for display of an image or a biometric application.
Magic Leap, Inc.


 Anterior eye tomographic image capturing apparatus patent thumbnailAnterior eye tomographic image capturing apparatus
An anterior eye tomographic image capturing apparatus determining a power of an iol (intraocular lens) is configured to acquire a tomographic image of an anterior eye along a straight line passing through a corneal apex of the anterior eye; identify a corneal apex position of the anterior eye, an equator position of a crystalline lens of the anterior eye, and a ss (scleral spur) position of the anterior eye based on the tomographic image; calculate an elp (estimated lens position) based on a first distance from the corneal apex position to the ss position in a direction of a visual axis and a second distance from the ss position to the equator position in the direction of the visual axis; and determine the power of the iol by using the elp.. .
Tomey Corporation


 Customized wavefront-guided methods, systems, and devices to correct higher-order aberration patent thumbnailCustomized wavefront-guided methods, systems, and devices to correct higher-order aberration
Methods and systems for manufacturing a wavefront-guided scleral lens prosthetic device customized for an eye of a patient include obtaining a first scleral lens prosthetic device with a central optic zone configured to vault over the eye's cornea and a peripheral haptic zone configured to align with the eye's sclera, collecting measurements of any offset and/or rotation of the first scleral lens prosthetic device relative to the eye's pupil and of any aberrations, particularly higher-order aberrations, generating a wavefront-guided profile from the measurements, and fabricating a second scleral lens prosthetic device with the profile on a surface of a central optic zone configured to vault over the eye's cornea and a peripheral haptic zone customized to align with the eye's sclera.. .
University Of Rochester


 One piece flat device of for the drainage of aqueous humor from the eye patent thumbnailOne piece flat device of for the drainage of aqueous humor from the eye
The invention relates to a stainless steel device for permanent insertion into the sclerocorneal limbus, with different drainage and anchorage systems, enabling the aqueous humour to discharge through one or more virtual spaces from the anterior chamber to an intrascleral space in cases of simple glaucoma or to the equatorial episclera in cases of complex glaucoma, such as neovascular glaucoma. The space is virtual, not real, as in the case of the tubular device.

 Method and  determining eye topology patent thumbnailMethod and determining eye topology
A method and apparatus for measuring the topography of the corneal and scleral regions of the eye. The measurements provide surface contours that are useful in the manufacture of scleral contact lenses..
Eyedeal Scanning, Llc


 Multispectral eye analysis for identity authentication patent thumbnailMultispectral eye analysis for identity authentication
Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for generating high resolution iris templates and for detecting spoofs, enabling more reliable and secure iris authentication. Pairs of rgb and nir images can be captured by the iris authentication system for use in iris authentication, for example using an nir led flash and a four-channel image sensor.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 A device for a medical treatment of a sclera patent thumbnailA device for a medical treatment of a sclera
The invention provides a device for a medical treatment of a sclera, the device comprising a single applicator connected to a shaft, wherein the applicator is configured to be placed into the tenon's space; the applicator has a first surface, wherein the first surface of the applicator is superficially contactable to the surface of an area of the sclera so as to superficially cover said area; and the applicator comprises a single optical outlet connected to a single optical guiding element extending from a proximal end of the shaft to the single distal optical outlet at the first surface of the applicator, the optical guiding element being configured for guiding electromagnetic waves towards the optical outlet, wherein the optical guiding element is configured to guide electromagnetic waves of a wavelength adapted for thermal treatment of the sclera by protein coagulation.. .
UniversitÄt Leipzig


 Prosethic lenses and methods of making the same patent thumbnailProsethic lenses and methods of making the same
An optical device comprising a lens configured to be disposed in an eye. The lens is configured to contact a sclera of the eye and have a clearance above a cornea of the eye when disposed in the eye.
Eyeprint Prosthetics Llc


 Methods and apparatuses for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction
Apparatus and methods for treating dry eye include an energy source configured to apply energy to an obstruction located in a meibomian gland of a patient's eyelid. The apparatus also comprises an insulator configured to be positioned between a rear portion of the patient's eyelid and a surface of the patient's eyeball.
Tearscience, Inc.


 Ophthalmic treatment device, system, and  use patent thumbnailOphthalmic treatment device, system, and use
Ophthalmic treatment systems and methods of using the systems are disclosed. The ophthalmic treatment systems include (a) a light source device; (b) at least one optical treatment head operatively coupled to the light source device, comprising a light source array, and providing at least one treatment light; and (c) a light control device, which (i) provides patterned or discontinuous treatment light projection onto an eye (e.g., the cornea and/or sclera of an eye); or (ii) adjusts intensity of part or all of the light source array, providing adjusted intensity treatment light projection onto an eye (e.g., the cornea and/or sclera of an eye).
Cxl Ophthalmics, Llc


Retinal illumination system

A solid state illuminator can be used for a variety of surgery procedures, such as retinal surgery. A retinal illumination system my have at least one light emitting diode located on a substrate with the substrate positioned on an eye of a patient.
Lumendevices, Llc

Device and treatment of retinal detachment and other maladies of the eye

The present invention includes a device and method for treatment of retinal detachment, ocular hypertension and glaucoma, and increasing an amplitude of accommodation. The device includes a tapered, mesh tube that within a sclera, expands to deform the sclera, and when placed within the posterior sclera for the treatment of a retinal tear, the device expands deforming the sclera so that the retinal pigment epithelium comes in contact with the retinal tear to seal the tear.

Using intense pulsed light to lighten eye color

The present invention relates to a device for permanently changing the color of the iris, such as from brown to blue. The invention is a system that includes a slit lamp microscope, a source of intense pulsed light (ipl), optical tracking and measuring systems, and a device that prevents the application of light to the pupil.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes (i) opposing first and second free ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the first and second ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The body includes (i) opposing first and second free ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The body includes (i) opposing first and second free ends and (ii) a pair of first portions that form the first end and part of a remainder of the body between the ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body and an insert. The body includes (i) opposing first and second free ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end and part of a remainder of the body between the ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Gaze analysis method and apparatus

A gaze analysis method has following steps. When detecting at least one face in an image, according to a face angle and an eye angle, a gazing angle is calculated, and whether the gazing angle falls within a first range is determined, wherein the eye angle is obtained according to information of irises and scleras of left and right eyes.
Institute For Information Industry

Glaucoma drainage shunts and methods of use

A method of treating glaucoma in an eye utilizing an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer surface of the plate.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Device and laser assisted deep sclerectomy

An ophthalmic laser ablation system is described with various optional features, some especially suitable for non-penetrating filtration on an eye. In one example, focusing of an ablation laser uses a movable lens coupled to a pair of converging light sources, which converge at the focal distance of the lens.
I Optima Ltd.

Method of treating intraocular tissue pathologies

Nerve growth factor (ngf), in the form of a preparation to be administered over ocular surface, is suggested as being suitable for therapy and/or prophylaxis of intraocular tissue pathologies, with particular reference to sclera, ciliary body, crystalline lens, retina, optic nerve, vitreous body and choroidea affections. When administered in the form of external ophthlamic preparation, for example as collyrium or ointment, ngf is capable to go through ocular tissues and it has been found out that it shows a therapeutic activity not only against retina and optic nerve pathologies but also against affections involving the above reported internal structures of the eye..
Dompé Farmaceutici S.p.a.

Cosmetic preservatives as therapeutic corneoscleral tissue cross-linking agents

A method of cross-linking collagen present in a collagenous tissue comprising contacting the collagenous tissue with an amount of a formaldehyde releasing agent effective to crosslink the collagen is provided. A method of inhibiting loss of structural integrity of a collagenous tissue during transplantation-related transport comprising contacting the collagenous tissue with an amount of a formaldehyde releasing agent effective to inhibit loss of structural integrity of the collagenous tissue is also provided.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

(bacterio)chlorophyll photosensitizers for treatment of eye diseases and disorders

An ophthalmic composition is provided, comprising chlorophyll or bacteriochlorophyll compounds for photodynamic treatment (pdt) of diseases, disorders and conditions associated with corneal or scleral anomalies, such as corneal thinning and scleral stretching.. .
Yeda Research And Development Co. Ltd.

Ocular iontophoresis device

The invention concerns an ocular iontophoresis device for delivering at least one active substance to an eyeball, comprising: a wall defining a tubular-shaped body delimitating laterally a reservoir configured for receiving the active substance(s), the wall comprising a circular distal end configured for being positioned on an ocular surface of the eyeball and surrounding the cornea and a part of the sclera of the eyeball, a first electrode configured to be positioned in front of the sclera, said first electrode being configured for delivering a first current density to the active substance(s) of the reservoir, the first electrode defining an annular-shaped first surface that is arranged in a peripheral part of the reservoir, a second electrode configured to be positioned in front of the cornea, said second electrode being configured for delivering a second current density to the active substance(s) of the reservoir, the second electrode defining a disk-shaped second surface that is arranged in a central part of the reservoir, first and second electrodes being arranged concentrically to each other, and at least one controller for independently controlling said first and second electrodes.. .
Opia Technologies

Method for obtaining contact lenses with dynamically controlled sagitta and clearance

The disclosure generally describes methods, systems and products relating to the development and manufacture of scleral contact lenses. A number of dimensions for the scleral lens is generated based on control points and attendant curvature parameters.
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

Light adjustable intraocular lenses using upconverting nanoparticles and near infrared (nir) light

This disclosure relates compositions comprising upconverting nanocrystals and photoactive compositions and methods using these compositions to modify treat myopia and other ocular conditions. In some cases, the methods use near infrared irradiation to adjust the refractive power of light adjustable ocular lenses.
California Institute Of Technology

Schlemm's canal stent-sieve

An ocular stent device (100) can include an elongate arcuate body portion (102) configured in size and shape to be inserted into the schlemm's canal. The body portion (102) can be inserted along an arc of at least 100 degrees of the schlemm's canal.
University Of Utah Research Foundation

System and designing scleral lenses

A system and method for designing scleral lenses includes a computer, a camera and a lathe connected by a network. The camera captures a set of sagittal images at each of a set of sagittal planes of an eye.

Method and determining eye topology

A method and apparatus for measuring the topography of the corneal and scleral regions of the eye. The measurements provide surface contours that are useful in the manufacture of scleral contact lenses..
Eyedeal Scanning, Llc

Contact lens with multi-layered pattern

Contact lenses that comprise a multi-layer design may be utilized to enhance and/or highlight the appearance of the eyes upon which the contact lenses are positioned while maintaining a natural look. These exemplary designs each comprise three layers; namely, a unique limbal design graphic, a unique inner effect graphic and a unique outer effect graphic.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Inhibition of collagen synthesis

Therapies and compositions for reducing collagen synthesis in mammalian cells and tissues wherein the targets are scleraxis, scleraxis-binding sites, receptor-regulated smads, and/or binding sites for receptor-regulated smads whereby synergistic interactions between scleraxis proteins and receptor-regulated smads are reduced, inhibited, interfered with, stopped, and/or prevented thereby reducing, inhibiting and/or interfering with the activation of collagen 1α2 promoter thereby inhibiting collagen production in mammalian cells and tissues. Alternatively, the therapies and compositions may reduce, inhibit, interfere with, stop, and/or prevent binding of the collagen 1α2 promoter to dna thereby inhibiting expression of the collagen 1α2 gene in mammalian cells and tissues..
University Of Manitoba

Non-invasive optical measurement of blood analyte

Methods and devices for accurate noninvasive measurement of blood analyte concentrations are disclosed. In an example process, optical properties of a blood vessel proximate to the surface of an exposed body part, for example, the sclera or the backside of the eyelid, is measured.
Santec Corporation

Shunt placement through the sclera

An intraocular shunt can be placed into a human eye using a hollow shaft having a distal tip with a bevel. The hollow shaft can be advanced through the anterior chamber while the hollow shaft holds the intraocular shunt.
Aquesys, Inc.

Method and preparation and insertion of an intraocular lens into the eye of a patient

A method for insertion of an intraocular lens into the eye of a patient, the method including removably attaching loop extensions to loops of an intraocular lens prior to insertion of the intraocular lens into the eye of a patient, initially inserting into the eye of the patient the loop extensions, pulling on the loop extensions through sclerectomies formed in the sclera of the eye of the patient, inserting the intraocular lens into the eye of the patient, positioning the intraocular lens in a desired position in the eye of the patient by pulling on the loop extensions through the sclerectomies, and fixing the loops to the sclera of the eye of the patient at the sclerectomies and detaching the loop extensions from the loops.. .
Visioncare Ophthalmic Technologies Inc.

Device, functional imaging of episcleral vessels

A method for imaging episcleral vessels in an eye includes injecting the eye with a contrast agent, positioning an imaging probe proximate to a limbus of the eye, acquiring a plurality of images along a circumference of the limbus and applying a vessel segmentation algorithm to the plurality of images to quantify episcleral diameter and density in real-time. A system for imaging episcleral vessels in an eye includes a processing unit operably connected to an imaging probe and a visual feedback device.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Shape memory polymer intraocular lenses

A shape memory polymer (smp) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a tg between 10° c. And 60° c., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Intraocular lenses

A shape memory polymer (smp) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a tg between 10° c. And 60° c., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado

Shape memory polymer intraocular lenses

A shape memory polymer (smp) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a tg between 10° c. And 60° c., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado

Intrascleral shunt placement

Glaucoma can be treated by implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye. The eye has an anterior chamber and sclera.
Aquesys, Inc.

Shape memory polymer intraocular lenses

A shape memory polymer (smp) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a tg between 10° c. And 60° c., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado

Methods for intraocular shunt placement

Intraocular pressure can be reduced by insertion of an intraocular shunt in the eye such that it forms a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and a region of lower pressure. A hollow shaft that holds an intraocular shunt can be advanced through the anterior chamber.
Aquesys, Inc.

System for sutureless closure of scleral perforations and other ocular tissue discontinuities

The present disclosure describes, among other things, a thermo-responsive hydrogel comprising a pnipam copolymer having adhesive properties that are temperature dependent, as well as a device for administering the hydrogel, and methods for making and using the foregoing.. .
University Of Southern California

Extraocular epiretinal implant

A visual prosthesis in the form of a retinal implant, which is distinguished by the least possible space requirement inside the eye, is achieved by a visual prosthesis having an intraocular implant and an extraocular implant, which supplies the intraocular implant with energy and controls it. Virtually all the electronic components, which do not necessarily need to be accommodated with the intraocular implant inside the eye, can be arranged outside the eyeball, for example on the sclera.
Pixium Vision Sa

Device for ocular access

The present invention provides devices to access the suprachoroidal space or sub-retinal space in an eye via a minimally invasive transconjunctival approach. The devices may also be used after a partial dissection, for example after dissection of the outer scleral layer of the eye, and using the device within the dissection to access the suprachoroidal space or the sub-retinal space..
Clearside Biomedical, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes (i) opposing first and second ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes opposing first and second ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods

A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes (i) opposing first and second ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the first and second ends.
Refocus Group, Inc.

Ophthalmic shunt and method

An ophthalmic shunt includes a seal or septum through which multiple injections of the therapeutic agent can be made as needed, thereby avoiding repeated injury to the sclera. The therapeutic agent is temporarily carried in a tube connected to the septum.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.



Sclera topics:
  • Anterior Chamber
  • Conjunctiva
  • Aqueous Humor
  • Epithelium
  • Accommodation
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radionuclide
  • Hypertension
  • Laser Treatment
  • Retraction
  • Vision Loss
  • Presbyopia
  • Treatments
  • Cataract Surgery


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