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The control system is programmable by the user by inserting a preprogrammed key into the system console. The key changes the default values normally used by the control system to those values selected by a particular surgeon. The control console thus emulates the performance characteristics of a wide variety of different types of microsurgical control systems, leaving the surgeon free to perform the operation without having to adjust to a new or unfamiliar system. The display screen is self-illuminating and provides a plurality of control menus generated by data stored in computer memory circuits. By bank switching the memory circuits, the display can be caused to appear in a wide variety of different languages.

Title
Control system for ophthalmic surgical instruments
Application Number
928170
Publication Number
5157603
Application Date
November 20, 1989
Publication Date
October 20, 1992
Inventor
David Dallam
Pittsford
NY, US
Gideon Yefet
St. Louis
MO, US
R Bruce Lucas
University City
MO, US
Gregg D Scheller
Ballwin
MO, US
Agent
Brooks & Kushman
Assignee
Storz Instrument Company
MO, US
IPC
G06F 15/42
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