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Intraocular lens fabrication

United States Patent

5,645,665
July 8, 1997
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This invention describes a method for fabricating an intraocular lens made rom clear Teflon.TM., Mylar.TM., or other thermoplastic material having a thickness of about 0.025 millimeters. These plastic materials are thermoformable and biocompatable with the human eye. The two shaped lenses are bonded together with a variety of procedures which may include thermosetting and solvent based adhesives, laser and impulse welding, and ultrasonic bonding. The fill tube, which is used to inject a refractive filling material is formed with the lens so as not to damage the lens shape. A hypodermic tube may be included inside the fill tube.
Salazar; Mike A. (Albuquerque, NM), Foreman; Larry R. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA)
08/ 451,707
May 26, 1995
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.