US Patent No: 4,575,373

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Laser adjustable intraocular lens and method of altering lens power

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A laser beam is utilized to alter, in situ, the power of an implanted intraocular lens. The overall intraocular lens can be of conventional size and shape. The circumference, or outer ring of the lens is manufactured from a non-toxic heat shrinkable plastic. The plastic is preferably colored to permit selective absorption of laser energy thereby causing the shape, and thus the corrective power, of the lens to change. The invention is particularly useful for correcting postoperative astigmatism.

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Johnson, Don R 9131 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, MD 20735 9 175

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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MINU, L.L.C. (5)
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CALIF. INSTITUTE OF CALIF. (1)
* 2003/0090,013 Lenses capable of post-fabrication power modification 10 2002
 
MNEMOSCIENCE GMBH (1)
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SHAHINPOOR, MOHSEN (1)
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