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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1992|
|Event||Third International Conference on New Actuators - Bremen, Ger|
Duration: 24 Jun 1992 → 26 Jun 1992