05873885 is referenced by 278 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system for controlling a plurality of ophthalmic microsurgical instruments is disclosed. Particularly, the present invention includes an ophthalmic surgical handpiece, such as an intraocular surgical scissors or forceps which is powered by an electric stepper motor. The handpiece converts the rotational motion of the stepper motor into a linear motion to operate the surgical scissors- or forceps-type instruments.

Title
Surgical handpiece
Application Number
8/920307
Publication Number
5873885
Application Date
August 28, 1997
Publication Date
February 23, 1999
Inventor
John Joseph Weidenbenner
Ballwin
MO, US
Agent
Grant D Kang
Assignee
Storz Instrument Company
MO, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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