04551129 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 11 patents.

A technique and system for facilitiating intraocular and other microsurgery comprising a lighter-irrigator tube which utilizes a central light guide to conduct light into the area of the surgery along the fluid infusion pathway. An auxiliary to the lighter-irrigator comprises a fiber optic work cord or light pipe characterized by light transmission and light dispersion along its path between a light source and the lighter-irrigator, and which may be utilized alone, or with other similar auxiliary cords, to provide low level lighting to the work areas, so that adequate work light is provided for the surgical assistants and aneasthesiologists, while maintaining maximum visualization for the surgeon.

Title
Technique and apparatus for intraocular and microsurgery including lighter-irrigator hypodermic tube
Application Number
6/483279
Publication Number
4551129
Application Date
April 8, 1983
Publication Date
November 5, 1985
Inventor
Herbert Berkowitz
50 Lenox Ter., West Orange, 07052
NJ, US
Donald E Orcutt
3 Honeyman Dr., Succasunna, 07876
NJ, US
D Jackson Coleman
515 E. 71st St., New York, 10021
NY, US
Agent
Laughlin & Markensohn
IPC
A61B 5/02
A61B 17/36
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