Patent Number: 6,254,607

Title: IOL insertion apparatus and method for using same

Abstract: Apparatus for inserting intraocular lenses (IOLs) into eyes comprises a tube, a rod having a distal end portion, and a tip carried by the distal end portion. The tip is softer than the distal end portion of the rod. Methods for inserting an IOL into an eye using such apparatus are within the scope of the present invention.

Inventors: Makker; Harish C. (Mission Viejo, CA), Yang; Shih-Liang S. (Laguna Hills, CA), Brady; Daniel G. (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

Assignee: Allergan

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

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018