07708711 is referenced by 70 patents and cites 265 patents.

Devices and methods are provided for the treatment of ocular disorders. An ocular implant has a body comprising material that includes a therapeutic drug. The body has an inlet portion and an outlet portion. The inlet portion is configured to reside in an anterior chamber of an eye when the outlet portion is disposed in a physiological outflow pathway of the eye. The outlet portion has an outflow opening such that the body drains fluid from the anterior chamber to the physiological outflow pathway. One method of treating an ocular disorder involves introducing an implant comprising a therapeutic drug into the eye such that the implant drains aqueous humor into a physiological outflow pathway and the therapeutic drug reaches eye tissue.

Title
Ocular implant with therapeutic agents and methods thereof
Application Number
10/706300
Publication Number
7708711 (B2)
Application Date
November 12, 2003
Publication Date
May 4, 2010
Inventor
Morteza
San Marino
CA, US
Olav B Bergheim
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Gregory Smedley
Aliso Viejo
CA, US
David Haffner
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Barbara Niksch
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Hosheng Tu
Newport Coast
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Glaukos Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61M 19/00
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