US 10,376,357 B2
Intraocular lens systems and related methods
Roderick A. Hyde, Redmond, WA (US); John Marshall, Farnborough (GB); Katherine E. Sharadin, Redmond, WA (US); Clarence T. Tegreene, Mercer Island, WA (US); Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Bellevue, WA (US); Roberto Zaldivar, Mendoza (AR); and Roger Zaldivar, Mendoza (AR)
Assigned to ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed by ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed on Nov. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/358,793.
Application 15/358,793 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/807,673, filed on Jul. 23, 2015, granted, now 9,877,824.
Prior Publication US 2017/0071727 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 2/16 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/1627 (2013.01) [A61B 5/0031 (2013.01); A61F 2/16 (2013.01); A61F 2/1654 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0002 (2013.01)] 49 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An intraocular lens system, comprising:
a diffractive lens configured to be implanted in an eye of a subject, the diffractive lens including,
a first material having a first outer surface;
a second material having a second outer surface remote from and generally facing away from the first outer surface, wherein at least the first material includes an electrically-modifiable index of refraction; and
an electrically-modifiable diffraction pattern defined between the first material and the second material;
a first electrode on the first outer surface of the first material;
a second electrode on the second outer surface of the second material; and
a controller including a processor, operably coupled to the first and second electrodes, the controller configured to selectively bias one or more of the first and second electrodes effective to modify at least the electrically-modifiable index of refraction, the electrically-modifiable diffraction pattern, and an effective focal length of the intraocular lens system from a first effective focal length to a second effective focal length over a selected duration of time that is greater than a duration required for an average human eye to accommodate between the first effective focal length and the second effective focal length.