3884237 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 4 patents.

A pneumatically operated intraocular surgery apparatus which is of very light weight and small size, the part inserted into the eye having a diameter of 1 mm. or less. One embodiment of this invention employs a high frequency electric current electrode for cutting or severing vitreous or other material, said electrode being provided with means for removing coagulated material adhering thereto. Other embodiments of this invention which are also of very small size and light weight employ concentric tubes with a pneumatic means for moving one of the tubes with respect to the other at a slow or fast rate so that vitreous sucked into one of the tubes is sheared off by the sharp end of the other tube and the severed vitreous is sucked into a calibrated cylinder and at the same time saline solution is automatically supplied to the eyeball to replace the removed vitreous.

Title
Apparatus for intraocular surgery
Application Number
05/422,097
Publication Number
3884237
Application Date
December 5, 1973
Publication Date
May 20, 1975
Inventor
Heintz Sr Ralph M
O Malley Conor C
Agent
Moore Gerald L
Chromy Ben J
IPC
A61n 03/02
A61B 17/00
A61M 01/00
A61F 09/07
A61B 18/14
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