Patent Number: 6,251,114

Title: Rotatable IOL insertion apparatus and method for using same

Abstract: An apparatus for inserting a folded intraocular lens through an incision into an eye comprising a tube defining a hollow passage, the tube having an ejection port through which said intraocular lens is passed from the hollow passage into an eye, an injector rod longitudinally movable within the hollow passage of the tube, the injector rod having a distal segment adapted to contact the folded intraocular lens within the hollow passage of the tube to urge the folded intraocular lens distally through the hollow passage, a housing including a distal portion adapted to hold the tube, and a proximal portion coupled to the distal portion, and a rotation assembly located relative to the distal portion so that the distal portion is axially rotated relative to the proximal portion as the injector rod is moved distally through the tube.

Inventors: Farmer; Christopher G. (London, GB), Kerridge; David (London, GB)

Assignee: Allergan Sales, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/16 (20060101); A61F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018