US 9,808,373 B2
Intraocular shunt implantation
Christopher Horvath, Mission Viejo, CA (US); Laszlo O. Romoda, San Clemente, CA (US); and Richard A. Lewis, Sacramento, CA (US)
Assigned to AqueSys, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
Filed by AqueSys, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 27, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/317,676.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/841,224, filed on Jun. 28, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/895,341, filed on Oct. 24, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0005689 A1, Jan. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. A61F 9/00 (2006.01); A61F 9/007 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 9/00781 (2013.01) 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of treating glaucoma comprising:
inserting a shaft of an inserter device into eye tissue, the device supporting an intraocular shunt and comprising a sleeve that extends about at least a portion of the shaft;
advancing the shaft until reaching a first position at which (i) a bevel of the shaft is in a space adjacent to Tenon's capsule and (ii) a distal end of the sleeve is spaced apart from the eye tissue;
releasing the shunt from the shaft such that an inflow end of the shunt is positioned in an anterior chamber of the eye and an outflow end of the shunt is positioned in a space in contact with Tenon's capsule;
advancing the sleeve distally over the shaft until the sleeve distal end contacts the eye tissue; and
withdrawing the shaft and sleeve from the eye.