WO2008030951A3 - Glaucoma implant device - Google Patents

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WO2008030951A3
WO2008030951A3 PCT/US2007/077748 US2007077748W WO2008030951A3 WO 2008030951 A3 WO2008030951 A3 WO 2008030951A3 US 2007077748 W US2007077748 W US 2007077748W WO 2008030951 A3 WO2008030951 A3 WO 2008030951A3
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conjunctiva
cornea
implanted
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PCT/US2007/077748
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Leonard Pinchuk
Jean-Marie Parel
Francisco Fantes
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Innfocus Llc
Leonard Pinchuk
Jean-Marie Parel
Francisco Fantes
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Priority to US82463206P priority Critical
Priority to US60/824,632 priority
Priority to US82559506P priority
Priority to US60/825,595 priority
Application filed by Innfocus Llc, Leonard Pinchuk, Jean-Marie Parel, Francisco Fantes filed Critical Innfocus Llc
Priority to PCT/US2007/077748 priority patent/WO2008030951A2/en
Publication of WO2008030951A2 publication Critical patent/WO2008030951A2/en
Publication of WO2008030951A3 publication Critical patent/WO2008030951A3/en

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L27/00Materials for grafts or prostheses or for coating grafts or prostheses
    • A61L27/50Materials characterised by their function or physical properties, e.g. injectable or lubricating compositions, shape-memory materials, surface modified materials
    • A61L27/56Porous materials, e.g. foams or sponges
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F9/00Methods or devices for treatment of the eyes; Devices for putting-in contact lenses; Devices to correct squinting; Apparatus to guide the blind; Protective devices for the eyes, carried on the body or in the hand
    • A61F9/007Methods or devices for eye surgery
    • A61F9/00781Apparatus for modifying intraocular pressure, e.g. for glaucoma treatment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L27/00Materials for grafts or prostheses or for coating grafts or prostheses
    • A61L27/40Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material
    • A61L27/44Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material having a macromolecular matrix
    • A61L27/48Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material having a macromolecular matrix with macromolecular fillers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L31/00Materials for other surgical articles, e.g. stents, stent-grafts, shunts, surgical drapes, guide wires, materials for adhesion prevention, occluding devices, surgical gloves, tissue fixation devices
    • A61L31/12Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material
    • A61L31/125Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material having a macromolecular matrix
    • A61L31/129Composite materials, i.e. containing one material dispersed in a matrix of the same or different material having a macromolecular matrix containing macromolecular fillers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L31/00Materials for other surgical articles, e.g. stents, stent-grafts, shunts, surgical drapes, guide wires, materials for adhesion prevention, occluding devices, surgical gloves, tissue fixation devices
    • A61L31/14Materials characterised by their function or physical properties, e.g. injectable or lubricating compositions, shape-memory materials, surface modified materials
    • A61L31/146Porous materials, e.g. foams or sponges

Abstract

An aqueous humour drainage device includes a structure realized from a porous polymeric matrix that allows for regulated outflow of aqueous humour through the structure and also serves to prevent bacteria from entering the eye. In one embodiment, the structure is located in the stroma of the cornea and simply shunts fluid from the anterior chamber to the exterior of the cornea. In another embodiment, the structure is located in the conjunctiva and allows fluid from the anterior chamber to flow to the exterior of the conjunctiva by means of duct work implanted within the conjunctiva and sclera. In yet another embodiment, the structure is implanted just below the conjunctiva to further protect the structure from bacteria infestation. In the preferred embodiment, the porous polymeric matrix of the device includes polyisobutylene.
PCT/US2007/077748 2006-09-06 2007-09-06 Glaucoma implant device WO2008030951A2 (en)

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US82463206P true 2006-09-06 2006-09-06
US60/824,632 2006-09-06
US82559506P true 2006-09-14 2006-09-14
US60/825,595 2006-09-14
PCT/US2007/077748 WO2008030951A2 (en) 2006-09-06 2007-09-06 Glaucoma implant device

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PCT/US2007/077748 WO2008030951A2 (en) 2006-09-06 2007-09-06 Glaucoma implant device

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EP2734261B1 (en) * 2011-07-18 2018-02-21 Mor-Research Applications Ltd. A device for adjusting the intraocular pressure
WO2013160907A1 (en) * 2012-04-23 2013-10-31 Ghansham Das Agrawal A device for treatment of glaucoma

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US5300020A (en) * 1991-05-31 1994-04-05 Medflex Corporation Surgically implantable device for glaucoma relief
US5372577A (en) * 1988-04-11 1994-12-13 Ungerleider; Bruce A. Apparatus for reducing intraocular pressure
US6545097B2 (en) * 2000-12-12 2003-04-08 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer

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US5372577A (en) * 1988-04-11 1994-12-13 Ungerleider; Bruce A. Apparatus for reducing intraocular pressure
US5300020A (en) * 1991-05-31 1994-04-05 Medflex Corporation Surgically implantable device for glaucoma relief
US6545097B2 (en) * 2000-12-12 2003-04-08 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer

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