Multicomponent Intraocular Lens-Prototype Fabrication
DESCRIPTION: The Multi Component Intra Ocular Lens (MC-IOL) represents a new
concept in intraocular lens technology which allows surgical adjustment of the
postoperative refractive state of the eye. In contrast to the conventional,
single element IOL, the MC-IOL has three optical components: the Base lens
which is placed permanently in the eye (in the capsular bag) after the natural
lens material has been removed, and the Top and Mid lenses which attach to the
base lens so that they can be removed and exchanged using a surgical procedure.
Top and Mid lenses of different refractive powers would allow the surgeon to
modify and/or refine the initial postoperative spherical and cylindrical
refraction. The purpose of this proposal is to produce a new prototype of the
MC-IOL, based on computer simulated models, so that in vitro studies can be
conducted with eyebank eyes to determine whether dimensional problems
encountered in the earlier lens design can be overcome.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
Development of new advanced (high technology) intra ocular lenses for human
implantation in cataract and refractive surgery.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Theodore P. Werblin
1051 STAFFORD DR PRINCETON, WV 24740
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