04556998 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 3 patents.

Improved artificial intraocular lenses for surgical implantation to replace a damaged natural lens in an otherwise functional eye of a patient are described; the improvement comprising forming the lens, so as to have a minimum diameter of about 2 mm and a maximum diameter of about 5 mm prior to implantation, which is less than the diameter of the natural lens, from a dry, solid, hydrophilic material capable of being hydrated by the natural fluid in the eye to expand after implantation to provide an optically correct lens having a suitable diameter from about 6 mm to about 14 mm, to permit implantation of the lens through an incision of minimal length corresponding to the diameter of the dry lens and thus restoring the vision of the patient with minimal trauma. The invention also includes the improved method of implantation through an incision of minimal length.

Title
Artificial intraocular lenses and method for their surgical implantation
Application Number
6/520187
Publication Number
4556998
Application Date
August 4, 1983
Publication Date
December 10, 1985
Inventor
Steven B Siepser
119 Devon Rd., Paoli, 19301
PA, US
Agent
Eugene E Renz Jr
IPC
A61F 1/16
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