06179829 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 77 patents.

A foot control assembly for a microsurgical 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
Foot controller for microsurgical system
Application Number
8/919989
Publication Number
6179829 (B2)
Application Date
August 28, 1997
Publication Date
January 30, 2001
Inventor
Michael Andrew Wagner
University City
MO, US
John A Painter
Bridgeton
MO, US
Stanley Curtis McFerran
Imperial
MO, US
Christopher Michael Eberhardt
Florissant
MO, US
Bruce Robert Cochran
St. Charles
MO, US
Michael Evremonde Bisch
St. Louis
MO, US
Agent
Grant D Kang
US
Assignee
Bausch & Lomb Surgical
CA, US
IPC
H01R 24/00
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