JP2007307168A - Instrument for inserting intraocular lens to be inserted - Google Patents

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JP2007307168A
JP2007307168A JP2006139561A JP2006139561A JP2007307168A JP 2007307168 A JP2007307168 A JP 2007307168A JP 2006139561 A JP2006139561 A JP 2006139561A JP 2006139561 A JP2006139561 A JP 2006139561A JP 2007307168 A JP2007307168 A JP 2007307168A
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Kenichi Kobayashi
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An insertion device for an intraocular lens that can limit the amount of leakage of liquid injected into an eyeball through an insertion tube 12c to the outside of the eye is provided.
An insertion instrument 2 includes a body 12 having an insertion cylinder 12c that is inserted into an incision 15a of an eyeball 15 and feeds an intraocular lens 1 into the eye, and an extrusion that pushes the lens into the eye through the insertion cylinder. Shaft 16. The insertion cylinder has a cover part 13 that contacts at least the eyeball and covers at least part of the incision part into which the insertion cylinder is inserted.
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  The present invention relates to an insertion instrument for inserting an intraocular lens that is inserted in place of a lens removed by cataracts or inserted into the eye for the purpose of correcting refractive error. It is.

  In current cataract surgery, the central part of the anterior capsule of the eyeball is removed, the clouded lens is removed with an ultrasonic suction device, and an artificial intraocular lens (hereinafter simply referred to as a lens) is placed there. To do. When a lens is placed in the eye, the mainstream is a technique of using the flexibility of the lens and folding it into a small incision and inserting it into the eye through a small incision.

  In surgery, the lens loaded in the instrument body is deformed to a small extent while being moved in the instrument body by the push-out shaft, and the lens is pushed into the eye from the distal end opening of the insertion tube (nozzle) inserted into the incision. Many insertion tools are used. Such an insertion device is used not only in cataract surgery but also in insertion surgery of an intraocular lens for vision correction treatment or the like.

  When inserting a lens into the eye using these insertion devices, a viscoelastic substance such as sodium hyaluronate is placed in the body of the insertion device so that the lens moves and deforms smoothly in the insertion device. It is injected as a lubricant (see Patent Document 1). The viscoelastic substance also has a role of expanding (expanding) the space of the anterior chamber of the eye into which the lens is inserted by being injected into the eye through the insertion tube.

Recently, there is a demand to use a physiological saline solution that can be obtained at a lower cost instead of a viscoelastic substance.
JP 2004-351196 A

  However, even if a liquid such as a viscoelastic substance or physiological saline is injected into the eye, the amount of liquid leaking from the gap between the edge of the eye incision and the insertion tube (amount of leakage outside the eye) If there are many, there is a problem that the intraocular pressure does not increase and the anterior chamber does not swell sufficiently.

  It is an object of the present invention to provide an insertion device for an intraocular lens that can limit the amount of leakage of liquid injected into the eye through the insertion tube to the outside of the eye.

  An insertion device for an intraocular lens as one aspect of the present invention includes an insertion tube that is inserted into an incision portion of an eyeball and feeds the intraocular insertion lens into the eye, and an extrusion that pushes the lens into the eye through the insertion tube. And a shaft. The insertion tube includes a cover portion that contacts at least the eyeball and covers at least a part of the incision portion into which the insertion tube is inserted.

  According to the present invention, since the insertion tube is provided with the cover portion that covers at least a part of the incision portion of the eye, the amount of leakage of the liquid supplied from the insertion tube into the eye through the gap in the incision portion is limited. be able to. For this reason, even if the amount of liquid supplied into the eye is small, the intraocular pressure can be increased to sufficiently inflate the anterior chamber, and the lens can be smoothly inserted into the eyeball.

  Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

  FIG. 1A shows an insertion device for an intraocular lens (hereinafter simply referred to as a lens) according to an embodiment of the present invention. The upper view of FIG. 1A is a top view and the lower view is a side view. FIG. 2 shows a state before the extrusion shaft is assembled to the main body of the insertion instrument. The upper view of FIG. 2 is a top view and the lower view is a side view. In the following description, the nozzle side is referred to as the front end side or the front side, and the side opposite to the nozzle side is referred to as the rear end side or the rear side. A direction extending to the front end side and the rear end side is referred to as an axial direction, and a direction orthogonal to the axial direction is referred to as a vertical direction, a horizontal direction, or a radial direction. Furthermore, an axis parallel to the axial direction and passing through the inner space of the nozzle-equipped body or the center of the lens is defined as a central axis, and a direction around the central axis is referred to as a circumferential direction.

  The insertion instrument 2 basically includes a nozzle-equipped main body (hereinafter simply referred to as a main body) 12 and an extrusion shaft 16. The main body 12 is provided with an outer cylinder portion 12a as a hand-held portion having an outer diameter suitable for holding the insertion instrument 2 by hand, and a lens holding member 28, which will be described later, provided on the distal end side of the outer cylinder portion 12a. And a nozzle portion 12c as an insertion tube portion provided on the tip side of the lens housing portion 12b. The main body 12 is an integrally molded part. A flange portion 12d is formed at the rear portion of the outer cylinder portion 12a as a portion supported by the hand when the push-out shaft 16 is pushed in.

  The main body 12 has a hollow shape, and the lens holding member 28 and the extrusion shaft 16 are inserted through the rear end opening 12i.

  The outer cylinder part 12a has a cylindrical first inner peripheral surface 12g at a portion from the tip to a position between the flange part 12d and the outer cylinder part 12a. A cylindrical second inner peripheral surface 12m having a slightly smaller inner diameter than the first inner peripheral surface 12g is formed behind the first inner peripheral surface 12g. Further, a conical surface 12f whose inner diameter increases toward the rear end side is formed behind the second inner peripheral surface 12m. A cylindrical third inner peripheral surface having a larger inner diameter than the first inner peripheral surface 12g is formed behind the conical surface 12f up to the rear end opening 12i.

  The nozzle portion 12c has a shape in which the inner and outer diameters gradually decrease toward the distal end direction, and is inserted into the eye through an incision formed in the eyeball from the distal end opening 12j to a predetermined length portion. As the intraocular insertion portion, the narrowest portion of the nozzle portion 12c is formed. A cover ring (O-ring) 13 made of an elastic member such as rubber is attached to the outer periphery of the rear end of the intraocular insertion portion. On the rear side of the cover ring 13 in the nozzle portion 12c, a step portion 12c1 having a larger outer diameter than the insertion portion is formed in order to prevent the cover ring 13 from moving backward. The function of the cover ring 13 will be described later.

  The lens housing portion 12b basically has a hollow plate-like cross-sectional shape in which the vertical dimension is smaller than the horizontal dimension when viewed in the axial direction. However, the rear surface of the lower surface of the lens housing portion 12b, which is in the vicinity of the boundary with the outer cylinder portion 12a, has a semiconical shape whose diameter increases toward the rear for reinforcement. In addition, since the lens housing portion 12b is inserted from the rear end opening 12i, the joint between the outer tube portion 12a and the inner surface of the lens housing portion 12b is tapered so that a guide shape is present when the holding member 28 is inserted. It can be done easily.

  The lens housing portion 12b has an inner surface shape that can accept the insertion of the lens holding member 28 from the rear end thereof and can stably hold the lens holding member 28 after the insertion.

  As shown in FIG. 1B and FIG. 1C, cross sections in the direction perpendicular to the axis of the lens housing portion 12 b and the nozzle portion 12 c, the peripheral walls 12 b 1 and 12 c 4 from the lens housing portion 12 b to the nozzle portion 12 c are integrated walls without openings and gaps. It is configured. In other words, the four walls (up, down, left, and right) surrounding the internal space are continuous in the circumferential direction, and are integrally formed so as not to have a splittable or openable part that has a gap in the opening or combination part such as a hole. Yes.

  In this embodiment, the case where the main body 12 is manufactured as an integrally molded part so that at least the peripheral walls 12b1 and 12c4 from the lens housing portion 12b to the nozzle portion 12c do not have openings or gaps will be described. Not limited to cases. For example, after the parts divided into the upper and lower parts from the front end to the rear end are joined so as to constitute the main body 12 by joining by heat welding or adhesion, and the main body 12 is completed (before the lens holding member 28 is inserted) You may manufacture so that it may become an integral component which does not have a clearance gap etc. at least in the surrounding wall of the lens accommodating part 12b and the nozzle part 12c. In addition, the lens housing portion 12b, the nozzle portion 12c, and the outer cylinder portion 12a that are separately formed are joined together by heat welding or adhesion, so that the body 12 is completed (before the lens holding member 28 is inserted) at least. You may manufacture so that it may become an integral component which does not have a clearance gap etc. in the surrounding wall from 12b to the nozzle part 12c.

  As shown by a dotted line in the top view of FIG. 1A, a small hole 12h is formed in the peripheral wall near the tip of the outer cylinder portion 12a. This hole 12h is a hole that is inevitably formed in order to arrange a member that supports a mold for forming the inner surface of the main body 12 when the main body 12 is manufactured, that is, when the main body 12 is integrally formed with resin. It is.

  In this embodiment, in order to completely close the hole 12h, an O-ring 32 made of an elastic member such as rubber is attached to the outer periphery of the outer cylinder portion 12a. Thereby, the main body 12 is in a state where there is no opening other than the rear end opening 12i of the outer cylinder part 12a and the front end opening 12j of the nozzle part 12c. Therefore, as will be described later, the rear end opening 12i is closed without gaps by the seal cap 14 provided on the extrusion shaft 16, and the front end opening 12j is closed without gaps by the cap 34 to be described later. It is possible to form a sealed space in which a liquid such as saline or saline can be stored so as not to leak and can be stored together with the lens 1.

  In addition, the diameter of the attachment surface of the O-ring 32 on the outer peripheral surface of the outer cylinder part 12a is smaller than the front end side and the rear end side. This prevents the O-ring 32 from moving in the axial direction on the outer cylinder portion 12a. The position where the O-ring 32 is provided is a position where the operator's hand holding the insertion instrument 2 often touches. Therefore, the O-ring 32 has a function of blocking the hole 12h and a function of making the hand holding the insertion instrument 2 difficult to slip. However, there is no particular problem in terms of function as long as it does not directly affect the liquid flow even if the hole 12h is not blocked.

  The lens holding member 28 includes a first holding member 28A that supports the lens 1 from the lower side, and a second holding member 28B that is combined with the first holding member 28A and presses the lens 1 from the upper side.

  First, the configuration of the lens 1 held by the lens holding unit will be described. The lens 1 has a circular shape when viewed from above, and includes an optical part 1a having a function as a lens, and a support part 1b extending from a front end side and a rear end side part of the optical part 1a. .

  The support part 1b is a linear part for elastically supporting the optical part 1a in the eye after the lens 1 is inserted into the eye.

  Around the optical part 1a, a peripheral edge part 1c having upper and lower surfaces parallel to each other is formed in a ring shape.

  As shown in FIG. 3, the first holding member 28 </ b> A is formed so as to be symmetrical in the left-right direction with respect to the central axis CA passing through the center O of the optical unit 1 a of the lens 1 except for a part thereof. Support surfaces 28a are formed on the left and right of the lower portion of the first holding member 28A. The support surface 28a is formed as an inclined surface inclined so that the inner side is lower than the outer side in the left-right direction.

  Here, in the top view of FIG. 3, a position (a position on the central axis CA) in the front end direction from the center O of the optical part 1 a in the lens edge 1 c is defined as a 0 ° position. The left and right support surfaces 28a have a position (60 ° position, hereinafter the same) and a 90 ° position retracted by 90 ° from the 0 ° position of the lens edge 1c. Abutting the arc region between the two and supporting the arc region from below.

  In addition, on the left and right sides of the intermediate portion in the axial direction of the first holding member 28A, between the 135 ° position and the 165 ° position which are behind the arc region supported by the support surface 28a of the lens edge portion 1c. A support protrusion 28b that supports the arc region is formed. The space between the two support protrusions 28b is a space through which the extrusion shaft 16 (the push shaft portion 16c) passes. Since the space has an angle range of only 30 °, both support protrusions 28b can be regarded as supporting an arc region having an angle range of 90 ° centered on the 180 ° position of the lens edge 1c. . In other words, the first holding member 28A is equivalent to supporting the lens edge 1c at three positions with 120 ° intervals including the left and right 60 ° positions and 180 ° positions.

  Each support protrusion 28b has a horizontal surface on which the lens edge 1c is placed, and a vertical surface that is in contact with or close to the outer peripheral end surface of the lens edge 1c behind the horizontal surface. While supporting the part 1c from the bottom, the lens 1 is prevented from moving backward.

  Furthermore, on the left and right sides of the first holding member 28A on the front end side, vertical surfaces 28e that are in contact with or close to the 60 ° position on the outer peripheral end surface of the lens edge 1c are formed. The vertical surface 28e is for preventing the movement of the optical part 1a in the direction of the tip in the state before the lens 1 is pushed out.

  Note that an arm 28c extending from the right side to the left side (from the lower side to the upper side in the top view of FIG. 3) is formed at the upper portion of the tip of the first holding member 28A, and further, at the left end of the arm 28c. A protrusion 28d for supporting the tip side support portion 1b from the lower side is formed to extend in the tip direction.

  In addition, an inclined surface 28f for supporting the support portion 1b on the rear end side from the lower side is formed on the rear portion of the first holding member 28A so as to be positioned higher on the rear end side.

  Next, the configuration of the second holding member 28B will be described. The second holding member 28B is disposed on the upper side of the first holding member 28A. The first and second holding members 28A and 28B are sandwiched between the ceiling surface and the bottom surface of the lens housing portion 12b by being inserted into the lens housing portion 12b while holding the lens 1. Thus, they are held so as not to be displaced from each other.

  Although not shown in the drawing, the second holding member 28B is formed in a symmetrical shape in the left-right direction with respect to the central axis CA. The left and right sides of the lower surface of the second holding member 28B are in contact with a circular arc region from the left and right 90 ° positions to the 120 ° position and a circular arc region from the 135 ° position to the 165 ° position of the lens edge 1c. Alternatively, an adjacent pressing protrusion 28g is formed. A space for the push-out shaft 16 (push-shaft portion 16c) to pass through is formed between the left and right pressing protrusions 28g across the 180 ° position. A portion on the front end side of the pressing projection 28g presses a circular arc region behind the circular arc region in contact with the support surface 28a provided on the first holding member 28A in the lens edge portion 1c from above, The portion presses an arc region supported from below by a support protrusion 28b provided on the first holding member 28A in the lens edge 1c.

  As shown in the side view of FIG. 3, by combining the second holding member 28B on the upper side of the first holding member 28A, the lens edge 1c has a circular arc region from the 60 ° position to the 90 ° position. The arc surface from the 90 ° position to the 120 ° position is supported from below by the support surface 28a of the first holding member 28A, and is pressed from above by the tip side portion of the pressing protrusion 28g of the second holding member 28B. The arc region from the 135 ° position to the 165 ° position is defined by the horizontal surface of the support protrusion 28b provided on the first holding member 28A and the rear end side portion of the pressing protrusion 28g provided on the second holding member 28B. It is held so as to be sandwiched in the vertical direction. With such a holding structure, the lens 1 is supported in a state in which the optical portion 1a is kept horizontal and is not subjected to substantial stress due to its own weight or external force.

  The state in which the stress is not substantially applied to the optical part of the lens 1 here is not only a state in which no stress is applied to the optical part, but also when the lens 1 is stored for a long time in the holding state. This also includes a state in which a minute stress is applied to such an extent that deformation that affects the optical action of the subsequent optical unit 1a does not remain. In other words, it means a state in which no stress or deformation that affects the optical function of the optical unit 1a occurs.

  Further, the lens 1 has a distal end formed by a vertical surface 28e that contacts the 60 ° position of the outer peripheral end surface of the lens edge 1c and a vertical surface of the support protrusion 28b that contacts the range from the 135 ° position to the 165 ° position. Directional and backward misalignment is prevented. Moreover, the front end side of the lens edge 1c is opened 120 ° by the left and right vertical surfaces 28e being provided at the 60 ° position. For this reason, when the lens 1 is pushed out, the lens 1 can be smoothly moved from the lens holding member 28 in the distal direction.

  Further, behind the portion of the pressing projection 28g of the second holding member 28B that presses the lens edge 1c, it extends in parallel with the inclined surface 28f of the first holding member 28A, and the rear of the inclined surface 28f. An inclined portion sandwiching the end-side support portion 1b is formed. Furthermore, the vertical surface 28e of the first holding member 28A is formed so as to extend in the distal direction along the outer surface of the distal end side support portion 1b. The rotation of the lens 1 is prevented by the contact of the vertical surface 28e with the front end side support portion 1b and the sandwiching of the rear end side support portion 1b by the inclined portions of the inclined surface 28f and the pressing projection 28g.

  In the present invention, the shape of the lens holding member is not limited to that described above, and any shape can be used as long as the lens can be held in a state where the optical portion is not substantially stressed. Further, the lens is not limited to having an optical part and a linear support part, but may have an optical part and a flat support part.

  FIG. 20 shows a diagram of a conventional type insertion instrument. The upper figure is a top view and the lower figure is a side view. The main body 112 of the insertion instrument 102 is assembled to the lens holding member 112b so as to extend from the lower surface of the lens holding member 112b to the outer cylinder 112a, the lens holding member 112b assembled to the tip of the outer cylinder 112a. It is comprised by several components which consist of the nozzle 112c. An opening 112h is formed on the upper surface of the lens holding member 112b, and the lens 1 is loaded into the lens holding member 112b through the opening 112h. A cover member 124 is attached to the lens holding member 112b so as to close the opening 112h.

  Such a conventional type insertion instrument 102 has a gap in the combination part of the plurality of parts. In addition, an opening 112h for loading the lens 1 is formed in the lens holding member 112b corresponding to the lens housing portion 12b of the present embodiment, and even when covered with the cover member 124, there is a gap that leads to the outside from the opening 112h. it can.

  Accordingly, when a liquid such as a viscoelastic substance or physiological saline is injected into the main body 112, the liquid leaks from the gap. In particular, physiological saline having a viscosity lower than that of a viscoelastic substance starts to leak immediately after being injected, and it is difficult to maintain an amount necessary for surgery in the main body 112. In addition, the viscoelastic substance has a small amount of leakage due to its viscosity, but since it may make the hand holding the insertion instrument 102 slippery, it is better not to leak.

  As shown in FIG. 1A and FIG. 2, the extrusion shaft 16 has a D-cut shaft portion 16a, a cylindrical portion 16b, and a push shaft portion 16c from the rear end side. The D-cut shaft portion 16a has a so-called D-cut shape that is a non-rotationally symmetric shape in which an upper portion having a circular cross section when viewed in the axial direction is cut into a planar shape. An O-ring 43 made of an elastic member such as rubber is attached to the D-cut shaft portion 16a so as to be movable in the axial direction with respect to the D-cut shaft portion 16a.

  The cylindrical portion 16b has an outer diameter equal to or smaller than that of the cylindrical portion of the D-cut shaft portion 16a, and a seal cap 14 made of an elastic member such as rubber is attached to the outer periphery of the cylindrical portion 16b. It has been. The seal cap 14 includes a ring portion 14a attached on the cylindrical portion 16b, and a conical portion 14b whose diameter decreases from the tip of the ring portion 14a toward the tip. A hole through which the push shaft portion 16c passes is formed at the tip of the conical portion 14b.

  The push shaft portion 16c has an outer diameter that is thin enough to pass through the internal passage of the nozzle portion 12c, and a lens gripping portion 16d having a shape divided into upper and lower forks is provided at the tip thereof. The lens gripping portion 16d holds the rear end of the optical portion 1a of the lens 1 held by the lens holding member 28 in the lens housing portion 12b so as to be sandwiched from above and below. As a result, the lens 1 can be reliably pushed in the distal direction by the pushing shaft 16.

  Here, a rubber ring is attached to the outer periphery of the extrusion shaft also in the conventional type of insertion device represented by the insertion device shown in FIG. 20, and the rubber ring is attached to the main body as the extrusion shaft moves. Slide against the inner surface. However, this rubber ring is intended to give an appropriate sliding feeling (operation resistance feeling) to the operation of the extrusion shaft, and has a sealing function to prevent leakage of liquid contained in the main body. Not.

  On the other hand, the seal cap 14 of this embodiment is mainly intended for the sealing function, and the sliding feeling is also achieved by press-contacting the inner peripheral surface of the main body 12 with a pressing force that achieves the sealing function. Has been granted.

  In the present embodiment, in order to realize this sealing function, the axial width of the ring portion 14a in the seal cap 14 is set to a dimension of 2 mm or more, and further, the ring portion 14a and the extrusion shaft 16 are provided on the distal end side of the ring portion 14a. In order to avoid liquid leakage from the gap with the cylindrical portion 16b, a conical portion 14b is provided. Further, in the present embodiment, in the state before the push-in operation of the push-out shaft 16 shown in FIG. The inner diameter of the inner peripheral surface 12m is set smaller than the inner diameter of the first inner peripheral surface 12g on the tip side. By setting the inner diameter of the second inner peripheral surface 12m to be small, the pressure contact force with the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 can be increased, and the sealing function can be enhanced. That is, as will be described later, the insertion instrument 2 can be stored so that the liquid injected into the main body 12 does not leak. And it is desirable for main body inner peripheral surfaces 12g and 12m to be circular.

  The outer peripheral surface of the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 may be a simple cylindrical surface. However, in order to further improve the sealing function, a ring shape having a semicircular cross section is provided, or a plurality of the ring shapes are arranged in the axial direction. It may be provided.

  Further, as described above, the lens gripping portion 16d that sandwiches the upper and lower surfaces of the optical portion 1a of the lens 1 is provided at the tip of the pushing shaft 16, and the pushing operation is performed while the pushing shaft 16 is rotated with respect to the main body 12. Is performed, it becomes impossible to push the optical part 1a properly by the lens gripping part 16. For this reason, it is necessary to prevent the rotation of the extrusion shaft 16 with respect to the main body 12 particularly before the pushing operation of the extrusion shaft 16. In addition, if the push-out shaft 16 comes out of the main body 12 before the push-in operation or once the push-in operation is started, the subsequent re-insertion of the push-out shaft 16 into the main body 12 is not always performed properly. It is also necessary to prevent such omission. In these respects, the function required for the push-out shaft 16 of the insertion device 2 differs from the simple sealing function required for a typical syringe.

  For this reason, in this embodiment, as described above, the inner diameter of the second inner peripheral surface 12m is set to be small, whereby the pressure contact force between the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 and the second inner peripheral surface 12m, that is, the frictional force. By utilizing this increase, the structure in which the extrusion shaft 16 is difficult to rotate or come off with respect to the main body 12 is realized.

  In the present embodiment, a case has been described in which the friction generated by the pressure contact between the seal cap 14 and the main body 12 is used to restrict the rotation and removal of the extrusion shaft 16 with respect to the main body 12. You may make it restrict | limit rotation and omission of. For example, an inner peripheral shape similar to the outer peripheral shape of the D-cut shaft portion 16a of the extrusion shaft 16 can be formed on the main body 12, and the rotation of the extrusion shaft 16 with respect to the main body 12 can be prevented by contact of these flat portions. is there. Further, the stepped portion formed between the D-cut shaft portion 16 a and the cylindrical portion 16 b (the seal cap 14) is brought into contact with the contact surface formed on the main body 12, so that the extrusion shaft 16 can be removed from the main body 12. You may block it.

  Further, the relationship between the seal cap 14 of the present embodiment and the inner peripheral surface of the main body 12 can also be applied to a conventional type insertion instrument as shown in FIG. In FIG. 21 (the upper side is a side view and the lower side is a top view), a double seal ring 44 corresponding to the seal cap 14 of this embodiment is provided on the extrusion shaft 116, and the inner periphery of the rear end portion of the main body 112 is provided. A configuration is shown in which the portion where the surface (double seal ring 44 in the assembled state) is pressed is made smaller than the inner diameter of the inner peripheral surface on the tip side.

  The assembly procedure of the insertion instrument 2 configured as described above will be described with reference to FIG. 4 (the upper diagram is a top view and the lower diagram is a side view). First, the lens 1 is held by the lens holding member 28. Next, the O-ring 32 and the cover ring 13 are attached to the outer periphery of the outer cylinder portion 12a and the nozzle portion 12c of the main body 12, respectively. However, when the hole 12h is used when the liquid is injected into the main body 2 after assembly, the O-ring 32 may be shifted to a position where the hole 12h is not blocked.

  Then, the lens holding member 28 is inserted into the lens housing portion 12b from the rear through the rear end opening 12i. The lens holding member 28 inserted into the lens housing portion 12b is held with little play in the circumferential direction and the axial direction by contact between the outer surface thereof and the inner surface of the lens housing portion 12b.

  Next, the extrusion shaft 16 to which the O-ring 43 and the seal cap 14 are attached is inserted into the main body 12 through the rear end opening 12i. The push-out shaft 16 is inserted until the lens gripping portion 16d reaches slightly behind the lens 1 in the lens housing portion 12b. At this time, the outer peripheral surface of the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 is in pressure contact with the second inner peripheral surface 12m of the outer cylinder portion 12a, and performs the above-described sealing function and rotation / disengagement suppressing function.

  Further, the O-ring 43 is brought into contact with the conical surface 12f formed on the inner periphery of the outer cylinder portion 12a. The function of the O-ring 43 will be described later.

  As will be described later, a liquid such as a viscoelastic substance such as sodium hyaluronate and physiological saline (including a solution in which a drug is dissolved) is injected into the insertion device 2 assembled as described above. This liquid injection method will be described below. In addition to the sodium hyaluronate and physiological saline, the liquid to be injected includes a hydrophilic (water-soluble) polymer liquid. For example, for synthetic polymers, polyethylene glycol (PEG), polypropylene glycol (PPG), sodium polyacrylate (PAA), polyacrylamide (PAAm), polystyrene sulfonate sodium (PSSNa), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), polyvinyl alcohol ( PVA), polyethyleneimine (PEI), carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), sodium dextran sulfate, hydroxyethylated starch (HEPES), and polyphosphoric acid.

  Natural polysaccharides include polysaccharides such as hyaluronic acid and / or sodium hyaluronate (HA), sodium alginate, dextran, dextrin, heparin, chitosan, sodium chondroitin sulfate, and other than polysaccharides such as polypeptides and polynucleic acids. Can be mentioned.

  Of these, it is preferable to use polysaccharides from the viewpoints of biocompatibility and diversity of molecular weights obtained.

  Next, several methods for injecting a liquid such as physiological saline having a lower viscosity than the viscoelastic substance into the main body 12 will be described.

  FIG. 5 shows a first liquid injection method. The liquid placed in the syringe 35 is injected through an injection needle inserted into the tip opening 12j of the nozzle portion 12c. At this time, a guide component 30 for guiding the injection needle to the tip opening 12j may be attached to the nozzle portion 12c so that the injection needle can easily enter the tip opening 12j. At this time, the O-ring 32 is arranged so as to close the hole 12 h formed in the main body 12.

  The liquid injected into the main body 12 hardly leaks even if the front end opening 12j is directed downward because the main body 12 has no opening opened to the outside other than the front end opening 12j. This also applies to the liquid injection method described below.

  FIG. 6 shows a second liquid injection method. The liquid is put in a container 36 such as a sterilized beaker, and the extrusion shaft 16 is pulled backward in a state where the nozzle portion 12c is inserted into the liquid. Since the main body 2 is sealed except for the tip opening 12j, liquid can be injected into the main body 2 in the same manner as the syringe.

  The lens gripping part 16d of the push-out shaft 16 needs to be inserted until it reaches a little rearward of the lens 1 in the lens housing part 12, and the lens optical part can be reliably pushed by the positional relationship. For this reason, in order to inject the liquid as in the case of the syringe, the extrusion shaft is made into two axes, a hole is made in the extrusion shaft with the seal cap 14 where the lens gripping portion 16d does not exist, and the lens gripping portion 16d is inside. The existing extrusion shaft 16 can be incorporated. Then, the extrusion shaft 16 having the lens gripping portion 16d is pulled in the rear direction while the extrusion shaft 16 having the seal cap 14 is pulled in a state where the extrusion shaft 16 is fixed to the position. Thereby, it is possible to fix the lens gripping part 16d of the pushing shaft 16 at a position that reaches slightly rearward in the lens housing part 12 and to inject liquid in the same manner as in the syringe.

  FIG. 7 shows a third liquid injection method. The O-ring 32 is shifted from the hole 12h formed in the main body 12, and the needle and the liquid supply device of the syringe 35 are inserted into the hole 12h, and the liquid is injected into the main body 12. Thereafter, the O-ring 32 is moved so as to close the hole 12h. To make it easier to insert the needle or the tip of the liquid supply device, a taper is provided on the outer peripheral surface where the hole 12h exists, and the usability is further improved by providing a guiding role during insertion.

  FIG. 8 shows a fourth liquid injection method. In this method, the O-ring 32 is used in place of a plug (lid) 33 made of an elastic member fitted into the hole 12h. Then, the needle of the syringe 35 is inserted into the stopper 33 and the liquid in the syringe is injected into the main body 12. Since the stopper 33 closes the hole after the injection needle is pulled out due to its elasticity, it is possible to prevent liquid leakage. In addition, in order to make it difficult to remove the plug 33 from the hole 12h, the shape of the plug 33 may be devised. For example, a portion of the plug 33 that is fitted into the hole 12h may have a thicker shape on the lower side. Further, the plug 33 may be bonded to the main body 12.

  FIG. 9 shows a fifth liquid injection method. Similar to the third method, the needle of the syringe 35 and the liquid supply device are inserted into the hole 12 h to inject the liquid into the main body 12. Thereafter, a lid (plug) 33 'is attached to the main body 12 so as to close the hole 12h, so that the liquid does not leak from the hole 12h. In order to make it difficult to remove the lid 33 'from the hole 12h, the shape of the lid 33' may be devised. For example, the portion of the lid 33 ′ that is fitted into the hole 12 h may have a thicker shape on the lower side. Further, the lid 33 ′ may be bonded to the main body 12.

  However, even if it is used without using the plug 33 or the O-ring 32, there is no particular problem as long as it does not directly affect the liquid flow.

  According to the liquid injection method described above, the liquid can be easily injected into the main body 2 immediately before the operation or before the insertion instrument is shipped from the factory. Then, when the liquid is injected before shipment from the factory, and then shipped, transported, and stored, the cap 34 shown in FIG. 10 is put on the nozzle portion 12c in order to prevent leakage of the liquid to the outside. Good.

  The cap 34 does not have an opening at the front end portion and the peripheral wall portion, and has an opening portion at the rear end portion. A seal ring 27 made of an elastic member is attached inside the rear end. By attaching the cap 34 so that the seal ring 27 is in close contact with the outer peripheral surface of the nozzle portion 12c (or the lens housing portion 12b), a closed space is formed around the nozzle portion 12c. Therefore, even if liquid leaks into the cap 34 from the tip opening 12j, it does not leak to the outside. Further, liquid evaporation and damage to the nozzle portion 12c can be prevented. Accordingly, it is possible to store the liquid together with the lens 1 in the insertion device 2 for a long time.

  At the time of surgery, if the cap 34 is attached, it is removed, and the tip (intraocular insertion part) of the nozzle part 12c is inserted into the eye through an incision formed in the eyeball. Then, the pushing shaft 16 is pushed into the main body 12. As a result, the liquid in the main body 12 begins to be injected into the eye from the tip opening 12j of the nozzle portion 12c, and the lens 1 with the optical portion 1a sandwiched by the lens gripping portion 16d moves from the lens holding member 28 in the tip direction. Start moving. The lens 1 is deformed so as to be folded small as it moves in the nozzle portion 12c, and is pushed into the eye from the distal end opening 12j.

  Here, by injecting liquid into the eye from the nozzle portion 12c, it can be expected that the intraocular pressure increases and the anterior chamber swells to form an insertion space for the lens 1. However, as shown in FIG. 11, when the nozzle portion 12c is inserted into the incisional wound 15a on the eyeball 15, the incisional wound 15a has a larger area than the nozzle portion 12c. A gap (region outside the nozzle portion 12c) 20 is formed between the outer peripheral surface of the portion 12c. For this reason, the liquid once injected into the eye flows out from the gap 20, and particularly when the amount of the liquid injected into the main body 12 is not so large (for example, about 0.5 to 2.5 ml). ) Cannot increase intraocular pressure and cannot fully inflate the anterior chamber.

  Therefore, in this embodiment, the gap 20 in the wound opening 15a can be covered by pressing the cover ring 13 provided near the tip of the nozzle portion 12c against the eyeball 15. At this time, the gap 20 may be completely covered (closed) by the cover ring 13 or only a part of the gap 20 may be covered. Thereby, the outflow of the liquid from the gap 20 can be limited (blocked or the outflow amount is small), and even if the amount of liquid injected into the main body 12 is not so large (even if it is a small amount), It is possible to increase the intraocular pressure without fail to sufficiently inflate the anterior chamber. If the intraocular pressure becomes too high, the insertion device 2 is moved backward so that the cover ring 13 is separated from the eyeball 15, so that the liquid flows out from the gap 20 of the original size. Can be lowered.

  As described above, according to the present embodiment, the lens 1 can be inserted into the eye and the intraocular pressure can be controlled only by the operation of the operator.

  In the present embodiment, the case where the cover ring 13 as a member different from the nozzle portion 12c is used to cover the gap 20 in the incision wound 15a of the eyeball 15 has been described. However, the nozzle portion 12c is equivalent to the cover ring 13. A ring-shaped portion having the above function may be integrally formed.

  Hereinafter, experimental results regarding the functions of the cover ring 13 and the covering shape portion having the same function as those described above and experimental results regarding optimization of the tip shape of the nozzle portion 12c will be described.

  Experiment 1: First, as shown in FIG. 12 (the upper figure is a top view and the lower figure is a side view), a device 19 for supplying a liquid such as physiological saline is applied to the insertion instrument 2 'via a tube 18. An experiment was conducted by connecting. At this time, the insertion device 2 ′ was not provided with the cover ring 13 or a shape corresponding thereto. Further, a flow path through which the liquid passes is provided inside the extrusion shaft 16 ', and a tube 18 is connected to the extrusion shaft 16'.

  When the liquid was continuously injected into the eyeball from the liquid supply device 19 via the insertion instrument 2 '(nozzle portion 12c), the intraocular pressure increased and the anterior chamber was filled with the liquid, and the posterior lens capsule moved toward the vitreous body. It was confirmed that it moved (the anterior chamber swelled). Thus, it has been found that if the liquid supply device 19 can continuously supply a liquid with a predetermined flow rate to the eyeball, the cover ring 13 or a shape corresponding thereto need not be provided in the nozzle portion 12c.

  Experiment 2: As shown in FIG. 13, an experiment was performed using the insertion device 2 in which 25 ml of liquid was previously injected into the main body 12. In this experiment, the cover ring 13 or the shape corresponding thereto was not provided in the nozzle portion 12c. In this case, even if most of the liquid in the main body 12 is injected into the eye by pushing the pushing shaft 16, the intraocular pressure hardly rises from the intraocular pressure when the incision is made, and the posterior lens capsule also moves toward the vitreous body. Did not move. As a result of examining the reason why the intraocular pressure does not increase, since the incision is made with a knife in a linear shape, the gap 20 shown in FIG. 11 is formed by inserting the three-dimensional nozzle portion 12 c here, As shown in FIG. 14, it was found that the liquid L leaks from the gap 20.

  Experiment 3: The cover ring 13 was attached to the nozzle portion 12c of the insertion instrument 2 used in Experiment 2, and the cover ring 13 was brought into close contact with the portion of the eyeball 15 near the incision 15a as shown in FIG. A similar experiment was conducted. In this case, the intraocular pressure increased, and the posterior lens capsule moved to the vitreous side. This is because the gap 20 is formed outside the nozzle portion 12 c in the incision 15 a, but the cover ring 13 is in close contact with the periphery of the incision 15 a in the eyeball 15, so that even if liquid flows out of the gap 20, the cover ring 13 It was confirmed that it was sealed and leakage to the outside was stopped. In particular, since the cover ring 13 has a circular cross section, the cover ring 13 is in line contact with the periphery of the incision 15a in the eyeball 15 in a ring shape. For this reason, it is thought that the sealing effect was able to be obtained easily and reliably rather than sealing by surface contact.

  In addition, by providing the step part 12c1 in the nozzle part 12c as described above, the cover ring 13 can be prevented from moving backward on the nozzle part 12c, and the inclination of the cover ring 13 is allowed on the nozzle part 12c. By doing so, the contact state of the cover ring 13 to the eyeball 15 could be stably maintained.

  Experiment 4: As shown in FIG. 16A, a ring-shaped part 12c2 having substantially the same shape as the cover ring 13 was formed integrally with the nozzle part 12c, and experiments similar to Experiments 2 and 3 were performed. In this case, since the ring-shaped part 12c2 has almost no flexibility (flexibility), a part of the ring-shaped part 12c2 can be in close contact with the eyeball 15, but the other part can be in close contact with the eyeball 15. First, the liquid leaked to the outside from the gap between the eyeball 15 and the ring-shaped portion 12c2. For this reason, the intraocular pressure hardly increased.

  However, as shown in FIG. 16B, the ring-shaped part (covering-shaped part) 12c3 has a thickness of about 0.3 mm and has a flexible shape so that the entire circumference of the covering-shaped part 12c3 It was found that a sealing effect equivalent to that of the seal ring 13 was obtained.

  Experiment 5: FIGS. 17A and 17B show a cross-sectional shape of the nozzle portion 12c of the insertion instrument used in this experiment. As shown in FIG. 11, when the nozzle portion 12c having a circular or elliptical cross section is inserted into the incisional wound 15a, the incisional wound 15a opens in a shape close to a rhombus. And the clearance gap 20 of the shape close | similar to a triangle arises between the nozzle part 12c and the edge part of the wound opening 15a.

  Therefore, in this experiment, nozzle portions 12c ′ and 12c ″ having convex incision portion cover shapes 12c4 and 12c5 that can substantially fill the gap 20 were produced, and experiments similar to those in Experiments 2 to 4 were performed. In this case, since the gap formed between the nozzle portions 12c ′ and 12c ″ and the edge portion in the incision wound 15a is small or almost eliminated, liquid leakage from the eyeball 15 is little or almost eliminated and the intraocular pressure is increased. did.

  In this way, it was found that by making the nozzle part itself in a shape that can fill the gap 20, it is possible to obtain a sealing effect equivalent to that provided in the nozzle part 12c with the cover ring 13 or the cover ring shape part 12c3. .

  It is considered that a higher sealing effect can be obtained by providing the cover ring 13 and the cover ring shape portion 12c3 in the nozzle portion having the convex incision portion cover shapes 12c4 and 12c5.

  Experiment 7: As in Experiment 3 and Experiment 4, the intraocular pressure can be increased by providing the nozzle portion 12c covering 13 and the covering shape portion 12c3, but conversely when the intraocular pressure becomes too high. It is better if a configuration for adjusting to an appropriate intraocular pressure is also provided.

  In this experiment, as shown in FIG. 18, openings such as holes 37 and slits 38 were provided on the front end side of the cover ring 13 and the cover ring shape portion 12 c 3 in the nozzle portion 12 c. Further, an obliquely shaped portion 39 is provided at the tip of the nozzle portion 12c.

  When the intraocular pressure becomes too high, the nozzle portion 12c is removed from the main body 12 by slightly pulling the insertion device 2 with respect to the eyeball so that a part of the hole 37, the slit 38, or the oblique shape portion 39 is exposed outside the eye. The liquid toward the tip opening 12i and the liquid in the eye are discharged out of the eye through the hole 37 and the like. For this reason, it is possible to easily adjust the intraocular pressure.

  When the intraocular pressure is increased again to increase the intraocular pressure, the hole 37 or the like is positioned in the eye, and the cover ring 13 or the cover ring shape portion 12c3 may be brought into close contact with the eyeball.

  Experiment 8: When the nozzle portion 12c is inserted into a linear incision, since the intraocular pressure is still low and the incision is not open, it is difficult to insert even if the tip of the nozzle portion 12c is somewhat inclined. On the other hand, in order to make it easy to insert the nozzle portion 12c into the linear incision, the movement resistance (friction resistance) of the lens 1 in the nozzle portion 12c is merely obtained by forming the tip of the nozzle portion 12c in an excessively oblique shape. ) Increases, and the lens 1 is excessively loaded.

  Therefore, experiments were performed by changing the tip shape of the nozzle portion 12c in various ways. One of them is the shape shown in FIG. 19 (the upper view is a side view and the lower view is a bottom view). In FIG. 19, first, an obliquely shaped portion 41 is provided below the tip of the nozzle portion 12c. The peripheral wall from the front end of the slanting shape portion 41 (the front end of the nozzle portion 12c) to the rear end of the slanting shape portion 41 is hereinafter referred to as a front end peripheral wall T. Then, the tip peripheral wall T is formed as a tapered surface 40 that is greatly inclined over the entire circumference by 10 ° or more in the tapering direction with respect to the peripheral wall behind the tip peripheral wall T. Thereby, it became easy to insert the nozzle part 12c also into the incision of the eyeball with low intraocular pressure.

  On the other hand, when the inclination angle of the distal peripheral wall with respect to the peripheral wall behind the tip peripheral wall was 9 degrees or less, it was difficult to insert into the incision.

  Further, when the tapered surface 40 of 10 ° or more is formed from the rear side of the rear end of the slanting shape portion 41, the space in the nozzle portion becomes too small due to the taper, so that the lens 1 passes through the space in the nozzle portion. The frictional resistance will increase excessively.

  On the other hand, as in this experiment, by forming the tapered surface 40 from the rear end to the front end side of the obliquely shaped portion 41, it is possible to suppress an increase in frictional resistance when the lens 1 passes through the nozzle portion 12c. it can. In addition, when the lens 1 exceeds the rear end of the diagonally shaped portion 41, the deformation of the lens 1 is released, and the stress generated in the lens 1 due to the deformation is released, so that the frictional resistance is reduced. As a result, the nozzle portion 12c can be easily inserted into an eyeball incision with low intraocular pressure, and the load on the lens 1 can be reduced.

  Experiment 9: The configuration in which the cover ring 13, the cover ring shape portion 12c3, and the convex incision portion cover shapes 12c4 and 12c5 described in Experiments 3 and 4 are provided in the nozzle portion is not limited to the insertion instrument of the present embodiment. It can also be applied to conventional types of insertion instruments as shown. An insertion instrument in which the cover ring 13 is provided in the nozzle portion of the insertion instrument of FIG. 20 is shown in FIG. However, in this experimental example, a viscoelastic material was used as a lubricant.

  The cover ring 13 was provided on the nozzle portion 112 c of the insertion instrument 102, and the cover ring 13 was brought into close contact with the eyeball 15 as in Experiments 3 and 4. Thereby, the outflow amount from the incision wound of the viscoelastic substance in the eye could be reduced.

  Note that the O-ring 43 described above is attached on the push-out shaft 116 of the insertion instrument 102 in FIG. As described above, the O-ring 43 may be used in the conventional insertion device 102 shown in FIG.

  Next, the function of the O-ring 43 will be described. When the assembly of the insertion device 2 is completed (before the push-out shaft 16 is pushed), the O-ring 43 that is in contact with the conical surface 12f formed on the inner periphery of the rear end portion of the outer cylinder portion 12a and the push-out shaft 16 are fixed. The sealed cap 14 (ring portion 14a) is close to each other. However, even in this state, since the extrusion shaft 16 is supported at two locations of the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 and the O-ring 43 with respect to the main body 12, only the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 has the extrusion shaft. Compared with the case where 16 is supported, the displacement of the extrusion shaft 16 in the vertical and horizontal directions with respect to the main body 12 is suppressed.

  When the extrusion shaft 16 is pushed in the distal direction from this state, the seal cap 14 fixed to the extrusion shaft 16 moves together with the extrusion shaft 16 in the distal direction, but is attached to the extrusion shaft 16 so as to be movable in the axial direction. Since the O-ring 43 is prevented from moving in the distal direction by the conical surface 12f, the O-ring 43 remains in a position where it comes into contact with the conical surface 12f. Thereby, the distance between the ring portion 14a of the seal cap 14 and the O-ring 43 is increased. For this reason, the displacement of the push shaft 16 in the vertical and horizontal directions relative to the main body 12 can be suppressed to be smaller than that before the push shaft 16 is pushed. Therefore, the tip of the push shaft 16 (lens gripping portion 16d) can be accurately guided to the optical portion 1a of the lens 1 held by the lens holding member 28, and the lens 1 can be pushed out appropriately.

  The O-ring 43 may be attached on the extrusion shaft 16 or may be fixed to the inner periphery of the main body 12. Further, members corresponding to the O-ring 43 may be provided not only at one place but also at a plurality of places. Furthermore, if a plurality of O-rings 43 are arranged adjacent to each other in the axial direction and are brought into pressure contact with the inner peripheral surface of the main body 12 and the outer peripheral surface of the extrusion shaft 16, the sealing function of the seal cap 14 is combined. Liquid leakage from the rear end opening 12i of the main body 12 can be prevented more reliably.

  In the above-described embodiment, the so-called preload type insertion instrument in which the lens 1 is loaded in the lens housing portion 12b in advance before the insertion instrument is shipped from the factory (before being delivered to the hospital) has been described. However, the present invention can be applied to other insertion devices. For example, the present invention can be applied to an insertion instrument in which the insertion instrument and the lens are stored separately and the lens 1 is loaded immediately before the operation.

The upper side figure and side view of the insertion instrument of the lens for intraocular insertion which is an Example of this invention. Sectional drawing of the lens accommodating part in the main body with a nozzle of an Example. Sectional drawing of the nozzle part in the main body with a nozzle of an Example. The top view and side view before the assembly | attachment of the main body with a nozzle of an Example, and an extrusion shaft. The top view and side view of the lens holding member of an Example. The top view and side view which show the assembly procedure of the insertion instrument of an Example. The side view explaining the liquid injection | pouring method with respect to the insertion instrument of an Example. The perspective view explaining the liquid injection | pouring method with respect to the insertion instrument of an Example. The top view and side view explaining the liquid injection | pouring method with respect to the insertion instrument of an Example. The top view and side view explaining the liquid injection | pouring method with respect to the insertion instrument of an Example. The top view and side view explaining the liquid injection | pouring method with respect to the insertion instrument of an Example. The top view and side view explaining the storage method of the insertion instrument of an Example. The figure which shows the incisional wound formed in the eyeball. The top view and side view which show the insertion instrument as a comparative example with respect to an Example. The top view and side view which show the state which removed the cover ring from the insertion instrument of an Example. Sectional drawing which shows the mode of the eyeball at the time of lens insertion using the insertion instrument of FIG. Sectional drawing which shows the mode of the eyeball at the time of lens insertion using the insertion instrument of an Example. The top view and side view which show the insertion instrument as a comparative example with respect to an Example. The side view which shows the nozzle part of the insertion instrument of an Example (modification). Sectional drawing which shows the nozzle part of the insertion instrument of an Example (modification). Sectional drawing which shows the nozzle part of the insertion instrument of an Example (modification). The perspective view which shows the nozzle part of the insertion instrument of an Example (modification). The side view and bottom view which show the nozzle part of the insertion instrument of an Example (modification). The top view and side view which show the conventional type insertion instrument. The side view and top view which show the insertion instrument (conventional type) of an Example. The top view and side view which show the insertion instrument (conventional type) of an Example.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Intraocular lens 1a Optical part 1b Support part 2 Insertion instrument 12 Main body with nozzle 12a Outer cylinder part 12b Lens accommodating part 12c Nozzle part 12c3 Covering shape part 12c4 Convex shape incision part cover shape 12c5 Convex shape incision part cover shape 12g , 12 m Inner peripheral surface 12 f Conical surface 13 Cover ring 14 Seal cap 15 Eyeball 16 Extrusion shaft 20 Incision wound gap 30 Injection needle guide part 32 O-ring 33, 33 ′ Lid (plug)
34 Cap 35 Syringe

Claims (6)

  1. An insertion tube that is inserted into the incision of the eyeball and feeds the intraocular lens into the eyeball;
    An extrusion shaft that pushes the lens through the insertion tube and into the eyeball,
    The insertion device for an intraocular lens, wherein the insertion tube has a cover portion that contacts at least a part of an incision portion in contact with the eyeball and into which the insertion tube is inserted.
  2.   The insertion device according to claim 1, wherein the cover part is configured by a separate part from the insertion cylinder and is attached to the insertion cylinder.
  3.   The insertion device according to claim 2, wherein the cover portion is attached to the insertion cylinder so as to be tiltable.
  4.   The insertion device according to claim 1, wherein the cover portion is integrally formed with the insertion cylinder.
  5.   The insertion device according to claim 1, wherein liquid is supplied into the eye through the insertion tube.
  6. The insertion device according to claim 5, wherein the liquid is physiological saline.
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