Patent Number: 6,685,663

Title: Wicking instrument for LASIK surgery

Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for use in removing liquid from undera corneal flap generated during LASIK surgery. The apparatus comprises ahandle, a sickle-shaped end coupled to the handle, the sickle-shaped endhaving a concave and a convex portion, and a sponge coupled with theconcave portion of the sickle-shaped end, extending along the convexportion thereof, and being shaped substantially similarly to thesickle-shaped end. The sickle-shaped end extends from approximately180.degree. to 270.degree., or any other desired part of a circle and mayhave sponge on one or both sides thereof. The radius of the sickle-shapedend is the same or slightly larger than the diameter of a corneal flapgenerated during LASIK surgery so that when the apparatus is placedadjacent the cornea of a patient about the corneal flap, liquid is wickedfrom thereunder without requiring any contact with the corneal flap.

Inventors: Feinsod; Matthew (Great Neck, NY)

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International Classification: A61F 13/38 (20060101); A61F 9/01 (20060101); A61F 9/007 (20060101); A61M 035/00 (); A61F 011/00 (); A47K 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 02/02016