Feasibility of using micromachines for cataract surgery

S. J E Yang, G. C. Mathie, C. I. Phillips, R. S. Bartholomew

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Abstract

The results of an initial investigation into the feasibility of using micromachines for opthalmic surgery are presented. The study concentrates on cataract surgery, and in particular the anterior capsulate method. The limitations on the machine size are that the micromachine must fit comfortably inside the anterior chamber of the eye and should not interfere with the cornea. Comparing the torque developed by a primitive machine to the torque required to cut through the lens of tissue of a pig's eye, it is found that sufficient torque could be developed under certain conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Proceedings on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, An Investigation of Micro Structures, Sensors, Actuators, Machines and Robots.
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Event1990 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems: An Investigation of Micro Structures, Sensors, Actuators, Machines and Robots - Napa Valley, United States
Duration: 11 Feb 199014 Feb 1990

Conference

Conference1990 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems: An Investigation of Micro Structures, Sensors, Actuators, Machines and Robots
CountryUnited States
CityNapa Valley
Period11/02/9014/02/90

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