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Test of Elliptical Accommodative Intra-Ocular Lens

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: PHS2001-2
Agency Tracking Number: 1R41EY013480-01
Amount: $103,672.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
25 WISWALL RD NEWTON, MA 02159
NEWTON, MA 02159
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 FAEZEH SARFARAZI
 (760) 931-8887
 SHENASA@AOL.COM
Business Contact
 SARFARAZI, FAEZEH M
Phone: (617) 244-6744
Email: SHENASA@AOL.COM
Research Institution
 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
 
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
MADISON, WI 69434
United States

 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

DESCRIPTION:
The overall research objective is demonstration of acceptance in living
animals, and of optical performance in primate eyes , of an elliptical
accommodative intra-ocular lens (EAIOL). Thisis a patented technology. The lens
is designed for implantation in a human eye after cataract extraction.
Conventional lenses used now are almost always of fixed optical power for
distance and no commercially available intra-ocular lenses restore
accommodation of the natural lens over a range of distances .After the EAIOL is
implanted in the capsular bag within the eye , as the zonula attached to the
bag are pulled and released by the ciliary muscles, the lenses approach and
withdraw to provide focal accommodation. In phase I of this program EAIOL units
will be molded and tested for implanting in eunucleated monkey eye capsular
bags to confirm fit and optical performance. The EAIOL units will be placed in
the eyes of two monkeys, whose visual acuity and accommodation are evaluated
for five months. Upon test completion, the eyes will be evaluated for signs of
degradation due to the presence of an EAIOL, prior to conducting a more
extensive test in Phase II.
PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

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