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Ophthalmic implant for delivering therapeutic substances

Ophthalmic implant for delivering therapeutic substances

Inhibition of collagen synthesis

Treatments of extracellular matrices of the eye

Date/App# patent app List of recent Sclera-related patents
10/02/14
20140296890
 Secondary pigmentary glaucoma iris scraping treatment method and iris scraping tool patent thumbnailSecondary pigmentary glaucoma iris scraping treatment method and iris scraping tool
An iris scraping surgical method using an iris scraping tool treats secondary pigmentary glaucoma. The iris scraping tool is inserted through an incision in the sclera made with a separate surgical instrument.
10/02/14
20140296800
 Ophthalmic implant for delivering therapeutic substances patent thumbnailOphthalmic implant for delivering therapeutic substances
Described are implantable therapeutic devices, systems and methods to treat a patient. The device includes a hollow refillable housing for implantation within the posterior segment of an eye through a penetration in the sclera including a proximal retention structure protruding outward from a proximal end region of the housing, an access portion opening, and a penetrable barrier positioned at least in part within the access portion opening, the penetrable barrier configured to be repeatedly penetrated.
09/25/14
20140288003
 Inhibition of collagen synthesis patent thumbnailInhibition 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..
09/18/14
20140277431
 Treatments of extracellular matrices of the eye patent thumbnailTreatments of extracellular matrices of the eye
System and methods for a corrective eye procedure include at least one application device configured to be positioned at a selected area of an eye (e.g., equatorial sclera, posterior sclera, cornea, etc.). The at least one device includes at least one channel and at least one illumination guide.
09/18/14
20140277051
 Device and method for ciliary muscle compression for increaseing the amplitude of accommodation patent thumbnailDevice and method for ciliary muscle compression for increaseing the amplitude of accommodation
The present invention relates generally to a device and method for the treatment of, ocular hypertension, glaucoma, and increasing the amplitude of accommodation. In an illustrative embodiment, the device includes a self-expanding wire.
09/18/14
20140276674
 System and method for ophthalmic laser surgery employing eye tracking without eye docking patent thumbnailSystem and method for ophthalmic laser surgery employing eye tracking without eye docking
A system and method for performing ophthalmic surgery using an ultra-short pulsed laser is provided. The system includes a laser engine configured to provide an ultra-short pulsed laser beam, optics configured to direct the laser beam to an undocked eye of a patient, an eye tracker configured to measure five degrees of freedom of movement of the undocked eye, an optical coherence tomography module configured to measure depth of the undocked eye, and a controller configured to control laser beam position on the undocked eye toward a desired laser pattern based on depth and the five degrees of freedom of movement of the undocked eye.
09/18/14
20140276673
 Hybrid ophthalmic interface apparatus patent thumbnailHybrid ophthalmic interface apparatus
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.
09/18/14
20140276329
 Trans-sclera portal for delivery of therapeutic agents patent thumbnailTrans-sclera portal for delivery of therapeutic agents
A portal through the sclera for delivery of an effective amount of therapeutic agent to the back of the eye.. .
08/28/14
20140243730
 Intraocular shunt implantation methods and devices patent thumbnailIntraocular shunt implantation methods and devices
The present invention generally relates to devices and methods of implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye. In certain aspects, methods of the invention involve creating an opening in the sclera, and positioning a shunt in the anterior chamber of the eye such that the shunt terminates via the opening in the intra-scleral space, thereby facilitating fluid flow through both the opening and the intra-scleral space..
08/28/14
20140243623
 Apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye patent thumbnailApparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye
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 the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a first coordinate system; a module for determining during a second session temporally spaced apart from said first session said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a second coordinate system; a module for determining the eye motion in six degrees of freedom between said first and said second session and for determining a coordinate transformation based thereon; a module for transforming based on said determined eye motion said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates from said first coordinate system into said second coordinate system; a module for quantifying and/or visualizing the change of said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates between said first and said second session based on said surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said second session and said transformed surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said first session, wherein said surgical eye parameters are one or more of the following: implant-related parameters of the eye which are based on an implant which has been surgically placed in the eye of a patient; or the location and/or contour of corneal or limbal or scleral incisions.. .
08/28/14
20140243583
Method for preventing the onset and progression of myopia
The present invention relates to ophthalmology, and is designated to prevent onset and progression of myopia. The treatment course, comprising eye exposure with magnetic field, transscleral low-energy laser radiation with wavelength of 1.3 microns, and additional optical—reflectory eye trainings, is conducted.
08/21/14
20140236068
Glaucoma shunts with flow management and improved surgical performance
A method of treating glaucoma in an eye by managing fluid flow past 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 face of the plate.
08/21/14
20140232025
Manufacturing method for shape memory polymer intraocular devices
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.
08/07/14
20140221972
Method for treating glaucoma
A method of treating glaucoma or other eye disease in a patient is provided. The method includes injecting an eye of the patient with a cohesive monophasic gel containing cross-linked hyaluronic acid or its salt.
08/07/14
20140219516
System and method for iris detection in digital images
A system and a method for iris detection in a face region of a digital image are disclosed. In one embodiment, iris is detected in the face region of the digital image using eye features, such as a shape of the iris and/or luminance values of a sclera region..
07/31/14
20140214162
Animatronic eye with an electromagnetic drive and fluid suspension and with video capability
An animatronic eye with fluid suspension, electromagnetic drive, and video capability. The eye assembly includes a spherical, hollow outer shell that contains a suspension liquid.
07/10/14
20140194957
Ophthalmic treatment device, system, and method of 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).
06/26/14
20140180411
Retinal repair device and method
A device which may be formed of suitable elastomeric, biocompatible material is configured to be wedged into tenon's space between the orbital and scleral walls of the eye at the location of a retinal tear or break. When positioned, the device pushes the eye wall inward to close the tear, and fluid below the retinal wall resorbs..
06/26/14
20140176906
Systems and methods for balancing infrared illumination in eye imaging
The field of the invention relates to systems and methods for eye imaging and, more particularly, for balancing illuminations in eye imaging. An asymmetric illumination method to compensate for the imbalance illumination caused by nose reflection is described.
06/19/14
20140172094
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.
06/12/14
20140163542
System and procedure for enhancing ocular drainage
Various systems, apparatuses, and processes may be used for enhancing ocular drainage. In particular implementations, a system for ocular drainage may include an ocular interface that includes a base and a number of diathermy needles.
06/05/14
20140155871
Method for preparing corneal donor tissue for refractive eye surgery utilizing the femtosecond laser
A method of accurately fabricating a non-human donor corneal tissue for implantation into a recipient human cornea, the method comprising the steps of: removing corneal tissue from a donor with a femtosecond laser; placing the corneal tissue in a fixative solution for a selected time interval to cross-link the collagen fibrils in the tissue and prevent swelling of the corneal tissue; and shaping the tissue to provide a conical inlay of a selected shape and thickness having one or more radial extensions. The method is such that the corneal inlay may be attached to the peripheral corneal and/or the sclera.
05/29/14
20140148486
Sodium channel blocker delivery system with scleral lens
A scleral lens is provided with a sodium channel blocker or a sodium channel modulator disposed in the pre-corneal tear film between the scleral lens and the cornea. This system can be used to deliver sodium channel blockers or a sodium channel modulators not currently used because of poor bioavailability.
05/15/14
20140132915
Scleral contact lens manufacturing
The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer program product, and apparatus for manufacturing a scleral contact lens. A number of dimensions for the scleral lens is generated based on a shape of an eye.
04/17/14
20140107777
Implantable ophthalmic sensor cell
An implantable ophthalmic device connectable to an implantable accommodating lens includes a dual-chamber sensor cell having a first and second plate where the second plate is disposed opposite the first plate. A first chamber with a first flexible membrane is disposed on an inner side of the first plate.
04/17/14
20140107776
Prostheses for ocular drug delivery and other treatments for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye disorders or diseases
A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body that is narrower in a middle and wider at opposing first and second ends. The body includes multiple first portions that form the first end of the body, where the first portions separated lengthwise along the body.
04/17/14
20140107566
Methods and devices for drug delivery to ocular tissue using microneedle
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 within the suprachoroidal space away from the insertion site during the infusion.
04/03/14
20140092359
Progressive multifocal rigid gas permeable contact lens
A contact lens is provided. It is a rigid gas permeable, corneal-scleral progressive, multifocal, vision lens that covers the cornea and a portion of the sclera of an eye.
03/20/14
20140081194
Uveoscleral shunt and methods for implanting same
Devices and methods for treating intraocular pressure are disclosed. The devices include shunts for draining aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the uveoscleral outflow pathway, including the supraciliary space and the suprachoroidal space.
03/13/14
20140074234
Scleral epimacular implant
The scleral epimacular implant comprises an arm (6) with a curved configuration, having a first end (1), which can be affixed to a retina (8). The arm (6) comprises a second end (3) comprising a discoidal element (4), whose internal face facing the curvature of the arm (6) is constituted as an indentation platform (5), configured to be in contact with the retina (8) when the implant is placed in said retina (8)..
03/13/14
20140074128
Eye shape modification systems
An eye shape modification (esm) system such as a scleral buckle featuring a band having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a first side; and a fixation zone disposed on the first side of the band. The fixation zone is adapted to accept sutures and can be sutured to a scleral surface.
03/06/14
20140062868
Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking
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.
02/20/14
20140049750
Eye position registering and tracking
Embodiments of the invention refer to a system for registering and tracking the position of a person's eye, in particular for refractive ophthalmic surgery. According to embodiments, the system is structured such that eye images containing at least the iris and the pupil of the eye are made at a first wavelength of light and that eye images containing scleral blood vessels are made at a different second wavelength of light.
02/13/14
20140046418
Apparatus for stimulating and/or monitoring activity in tissue
A prosthesis is provided comprising a substrate having a distal end and a proximal end; and a plurality of electrodes located at or adjacent the distal end of the substrate. The distal end of the substrate is configured for insertion, via an incision, between first and second tissue layers, such as the sclera and choroid in the eye.
02/13/14
20140046308
Laser instrument for eye therapy
A laser instrument for therapy on the human eye, designed for surgery of the cornea, the sclera, the vitreous body or the crystalline lens, especially suitable for use in immediate succession with other instruments for eye diagnosis or eye therapy, in such a way that during the alternating use of the various instruments, the eye or at least the patient preferably remains in a predetermined position and alignment within one and the same treatment area.. .
02/06/14
20140038153
Patient simulating mannequin eye module
A patient simulating mannequin has a head, at least one electronic visual display mounted to the head, and an electronic controller connected to the at least one electronic visual display. The at least one electronic visual display displays at least one of a plurality of eye images in response to a signal from the electronic controller.
01/16/14
20140018720
Shunt placement through the sclera
The present invention generally relates to intraocular shunts, and in particular, to intraocular shunts configured to form a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and the intra-tenon's space.. .
12/26/13
20130345615
Intracorneal drug delivery device and associated methods
Methods and devices for delivering an active agent into the eye of a subject are provided. In one aspect, an ocular device for delivering an active agent through a cornea of an eye of a subject can include a housing configured to couple to the eye of the subject and a corneal seal coupled to the housing and positioned in the housing to encircle the cornea during use to form a corneal region.
12/19/13
20130337557
Use of cell-permeable peptide inhibitors of the jnk signal transduction pathway for the treatment of chronic or non-chronic inflammatory eye diseases
The present invention refers to the use of protein kinase inhibitors and more specifically to the use of inhibitors of the protein kinase c-jun amino terminal kinase, jnk inhibitor (poly-)peptides, chimeric peptides, or of nucleic acids encoding same as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing same, for the treatment of non-chronic or chronic inflammatory eye diseases, such as inflammatory diseases of the blephara, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, the vitreous body, uvea, ciliary body, choroid, orbital bone, lacrimal gland, or iris, in particular wherein the inflammatory disease is selected from hordeolum, chalazion, conjunktivitis, keratitis, scleritis, episcleritis, endophthalmitis, panophtalmitis, irititis, uveitis, cyclitis, chorioiditis, orbital phlegmon, and myositis of the eye muscle etc.. .
12/12/13
20130331760
Implant for the treatment of glaucoma
The invention refers to a tube configured as an implant for insertion at least at one location into the exposed schlemm's canal of an eye and which, for example, has been mechanically dilated. The elongated tube insertable into the schlemm's canal includes a plurality openings that are arranged at the tube in axial direction distanced from each other by ring parts and that are in communication with the trabecular tissue the interior space of the tube and the aqueous humor veins of the episcleral vein system and further includes openings oriented in axial direction at a circular arc shaped segment corresponding to the cross section profile of the tube.
12/12/13
20130330383
Ocular drug delivery system
An ocular drug delivery system can include a composition in which a formulation including recombinant human growth hormone (rhgh) is contained in a polymer matrix. The composition is configured for placement in or on the eye of a subject, and provides controlled release of an amount of the rhgh to the eye effective to promote healing of a conjunctival, sclera and or corneal wound..
12/12/13
20130330318
Method for treating filtration failure after trabeculectomy surgery
The current invention relates to the improvement of trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement more specifically resides in an extended lifetime of the sclera-corneal drainage channel created by trabeculectomy surgery.
11/07/13
20130297015
Customized wavefront-guided methods, systems, and devices to correct higher-order aberrations
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.. .
10/31/13
20130289450
Method for laser treatment for glaucoma
Because vision loss in most forms of glaucoma is related to elevated iop, most glaucoma treatment protocols are concerned with lowering iop by increasing aqueous humor outflow. The invention utilizes electromagnetic radiation to create retraction in the iris tissue, thereby (a) reducing convexity and enlarging the drainage angle and thus the area of the anterior chamber, (b) reducing contact between the zonule fibers and the iris pigment epithelium, (c) applying greater tension to both the tm and uveoscleral outflow pathways, thereby enlarging those pathways and increasing outflow..
10/17/13
20130274788
Methods and apparatus for ocular surgery
Provided are devices and methods for controlling fluid egress from the eye during ocular surgery, including an ocular seal that is signed to fit in an incision in an eye tissue such as the cornea or sclera and includes one or more lumen for passage of instruments into the eye without permitting loss of fluids through the incision. Also provided is a system for cataract surgery including a globe stabilization device, a laser lens removal device, one or more corneal seals, an infusion line, and an anterior chamber pressure monitor..
10/17/13
20130274724
Methods and devices for treating presbyopia
Architectures and techniques for treating conditions of the eye, such as presbyopia, utilize sources of treatment energy, such as electromagnetic energy emitting devices, to implement non-corneal manipulations. According to these devices and methods, the sources of treatment energy are activated to direct energy onto parts of the eye, such as the conjunctiva and sclera, to treat presbyopia.
10/17/13
20130274692
Subconjuctival implant for posterior segment drug delivery
A therapeutic device can be configured to place the reservoir substantially between the conjunctiva and the scleral such that the size of the reservoir can be increased and the size of the scleral penetration decreased so as to decrease invasiveness. The device may comprise a substantially constant reservoir volume and drug release mechanism, in which the volume of the reservoir and mechanism are tuned to receive a quantity of therapeutic agent with a volume of injected formulation and release the therapeutic agent for an extended time with a release rate profile.
10/10/13
20130267887
Aqueous humor micro-bypass shunts
A small shunt can be placed within the eye to aid in drainage of aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye to a pocket between the conjunctiva and the sclera to be absorbed, or to secrete through the cornea or the sclera external to the eye for glaucoma or ocular hypertension treatment. This drainage can decrease the pressure of the eye and potentially modify the course of advancing glaucomatous optic neuropathy as it relates to eye pressure.
10/10/13
20130267758
Methods and devices for minimally-invasive extraocular delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye
Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye including a cannula comprising a distal portion connected to a proximal portion and a means for advancing a radionuclide brachytherapy source (rbs) toward the tip of the distal portion; a method of introducing radiation to the human eye comprising inserting a cannula between the tenon's capsule and the sclera of the human eye and emitting the radiation from the cannula on an outer surface of said sclera.. .
10/03/13
20130261717
Retinal prosthesis and method of manufacturing a retinal prosthesis
The present invention is an improved package and configuration for an implantable retinal prosthesis. The retinal prosthesis of the present invention includes an electrode array suitable to be mounted in close proximity to a retina, an electronics package and inductive receiving coil mounted next to each other on a strap surrounding the sclera so that the height above the sclera of the prosthesis is minimized..
10/03/13
20130258280
Anterior ocular segment tomographic image analysis method and anterior ocular segment tomographic image analysis apparatus
To determine an opening degree of a chamber angle with higher accuracy compared to that of a conventional technology, provided is an anterior ocular segment tomographic image analysis method including: a first determination step of determining an approximated line that approximates a shape of an anterior surface of an iris along the anterior surface of the iris in an anterior ocular segment tomographic image; a second determination step of determining an approximated line extended part obtained by extending the approximated line until the approximated line crosses a baseline in contact with an inner surface of a cornea and an inner surface of a sclera of an anterior ocular segment in the anterior ocular segment tomographic image; and a calculation step of calculating an opening degree of an anterior chamber angle of the anterior ocular segment through use of the approximated line and the approximated line extended part.. .
09/19/13
20130245600
Apparatus and formulations for suprachoridal drug delivery
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.
08/22/13
20130218269
Device and method for treatment of retinal detachment and other maladies of the eye
The present invention relates generally to a device and method for the treatment of retinal detachment, ocular hypertension and glaucoma, and increasing the amplitude of accommodation. In an illustrative embodiment, the device includes a tapered, mesh tube.
08/22/13
20130216623
Apparatus and formulations for suprachoridal drug delivery
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.
08/15/13
20130211335
Apparatus for injection into an eye
The invention relates to an apparatus for injection into an eye comprising of a means for displacing a conjunctival layer of the eye over an underlying scleral layer of the eye so as to form a fold in the conjunctival layer, and means for guiding a needle through the conjunctival layer once the fold has been formed.. .
08/15/13
20130211178
Methods and devices for minimally-invasive extraocular delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye
Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye including a cannula comprising a distal portion connected to a proximal portion and a means for advancing a radionuclide brachytherapy source (rbs) toward the tip of the distal portion; a method of introducing radiation to the human eye comprising inserting a cannula between the tenon's capsule and the sclera of the human eye and emitting the radiation from the cannula on an outer surface of said sclera.. .
08/08/13
20130201450
Detection and measurement of tissue images
A system and method of measuring a tissue structure is provided. The method includes obtaining image data of the tissue structure.
08/01/13
20130195889
Trabeculectomy outcome
The current invention relates to the improvement of trabeculectomy surgery. The improvement more specifically resides in an extended lifetime of the sclera-corneal drainage channel created by trabeculectomy surgery.
07/11/13
20130176533
Structured light for eye-tracking
Exemplary methods and systems help provide for tracking an eye. An exemplary method may involve: causing the projection of a pattern onto an eye, wherein the pattern comprises at least one line, and receiving data regarding deformation of the at least one line of the pattern.
07/04/13
20130172917
Medical knife
[problem] because the knife edge of medical knives such as straight knives manufactured with austenite stainless steel is thin and sharp, there is the problem that the knife edge bends too easily when making incisions in the cornea, sclera, etc. During ophthalmologic surgery.
06/13/13
20130150770
Methods for placing a shunt into the intra-scleral space
The present invention generally relates to intraocular shunts, and in particular, to intraocular shunts configured to form a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and the intra-scleral space.. .
06/13/13
20130150699
Sclera sensor
The invention relates to an implantable measuring device (1) for measuring the intraocular pressure at an ocular sclera (2), having pressure sensor means (5, 7) embedded in a pressure-transmitting housing (6) for biocompatible contacting of the ocular sclera (2), having at least one, preferably substantially flat, pressure sensor area (7) that allows for a reliable measurement of the intraocular pressure and is operatively easy to insert, in as much as possible, while avoiding the disadvantages of the prior art, wherein it is proposed that the housing (6) is configured with dimensionally stable elasticity.. .
06/06/13
20130144279
Methods for treating hyperopia and presbyopia via laser tunneling
A method for treating presbyopia utilizes an erbium based, pulsed laser to sever sub-conjunctival strictures located within the scleral matrix of the eye. Introduction of treatment energy into the scleral matrix increases or facilitates an increase in accommodation, thereby mitigating the effects of presbyopia.
05/23/13
20130131577
Uveoscleral drainage device
An ophthalmic shunt implantable in an eye having an elongate body and a branched conduit for conducting aqueous humor from an anterior chamber of the eye to the suprachoroidal space of the eye and the subconjunctival space, and a plate extending from an upper surface of the elongate body.. .
05/16/13
20130123198
Modulation of scleraxis using a dominant negative scleraxis mutant with a basic dna-binding domain deletion
Compositions and kits for modulating expression of scleraxis and/or collagen synthesis in mammalian cells and tissues. The compositions and kits comprise a protein comprising an amino acid sequence that shares at least 75% homology with seq id no:11.
05/16/13
20130120712
Method and device for determining the eye position
The invention relates to a method and device for determining eye position, wherein a light pattern is produced on the surface of an eye by means of a light source and an image of the light pattern produced on the eye is recorded by means of an image recording apparatus, wherein points of the transition region between the sclera and the iris of the eye are determined from the image of the light pattern by means of an image processing apparatus. The coordinates of the calculated points are calculated by triangulation or stereovision, and the position of the iris plane or a plane oriented parallel thereto is determined from said coordinates.
05/09/13
20130116781
Discrete pre-assembled monolithic aiol assemblages and aiol assemblies including same
Accommodating intraocular lens (aiol) assemblies including a discrete pre-assembled monolithic aiol assemblage and a discrete haptics system having a haptics ring and at least two elongated c-shaped haptics for self-anchoring in a human scleral wall at the ciliary sulcus. The aiol assemblages include an aiol capsule and an integrally formed base member.
05/02/13
20130107200
Oriented contact lens with brightly colored sclera
Oriented contact lenses have patterns in which the portion that substantially lies over the sclera when worn on-eye is brightly colored or tinted; the colored or tinted contact lenses can have colored or tinted central portions that enhance the iris when worn on-eye and limbal rings that enhance the limbus.. .
04/25/13
20130103143
Scleral prosthesis for treating presbyopia and other eye disorders and related devices and methods
A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first end.


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