Intraocular lens insertion device

  • US 9,877,826 B2
  • Filed: 05/19/2017
  • Issued: 01/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method performed by an intraocular lens insertion device on an intraocular lens, the intraocular lens including an optic, a forward haptic having an end and a rear haptic having an end, the insertion device including a nozzle, a transition section and a plunger having a forward region with a side wall and a bottom wall that together define an indentation and is configured to receive a portion of the rear haptic, the method comprising the steps of:

  • pushing the rear haptic such that the end of the rear haptic moves upwardly and forwardly relative to the optic;

    pushing the rear haptic such that the end of the rear haptic passes over the optic, while the portion of the optic over which the rear haptic passes remains unfolded, with the forward region of the plunger in such a manner that the rear haptic is bent and a portion of the rear haptic is received in the indentation;

    folding a portion of the optic such that there is a space between folded portions of the optic; and

    pushing the intraocular lens through the nozzle with the forward region of the plunger while the end of the rear haptic is in the space between the folded portions of the optic.

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