05997528 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 86 patents.

A system for controlling a plurality of ophthalmic microsurgical instruments connected thereto. The microsurgical instruments are for use by a user such as a surgeon in performing ophthalmic surgical procedures. The system includes a data communications bus and a user interface connected to the data communications bus. The user interface provides information to the user and receives information from the user which is representative of operating parameters of the microsurgical instruments. The system also includes surgical modules connected to and controlling the microsurgical instruments as a function of at least one of the operating parameters. The surgical modules are also connected to the data communications bus. The data communications bus provides communication of data representative of the operating parameters between the user interface and the surgical modules. Other features are also disclosed including a main control, an endo-illuminator system, a phacoemulsification handpiece, surgical scissors, a vitrectomy cutter, a surgical foot control, a remote control, a cart.

Title
Surgical system providing automatic reconfiguration
Application Number
8/919608
Publication Number
5997528
Application Date
August 28, 1997
Publication Date
December 7, 1999
Inventor
John Alan Ritter
Des Peres
MO, US
Jeffery Alan Knight
Maryland Heights
MO, US
Christopher Michael Eberhardt
Fort Worth
TX, US
Bruce Robert Cochran
St. Charles
MO, US
Michael Evremonde Bisch
St. Louis
MO, US
Agent
Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedell
Agent
Rita D Vacca
Grant D Kang
Assignee
Bausch & Lomb Surgical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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