Microactuator for eye surgery

S. J E Yang, V. M. Galloway, R. S. Bartholomew

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The only effective treatment for cataract is the surgical removal of the cataract (i.e. lens). Successful and accurate removal of the central 4-7 mm of the anterior capsule is the key to a successful operation. Currently, this is done by a multiple puncture and scraping or tearing technique. This method leaves the edges of the circular aperture in a ragged state. This paper presents an investigation into the feasibility of improving the present method of cataract surgery by using a special microactuator. The main cataract operation steps and the results of dynamic torques developed in a microactuator are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
EventThird International Conference on New Actuators - Bremen, Ger
Duration: 24 Jun 199226 Jun 1992


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