Ophthalmic Stapler

  • Category: Medical Devices
  • Investment Status: Pre-Seed
  • Medical Field: Ophthalmology
  • Patent Status: Provisional
  • Medical Center: Kaplan Medical Center
  • Inventors: Prof Guy Kleinman

Background:  Ophthalmic surgical instrument for securing an intraocular lens (IOL) implanted within an eye configured to deploy a stapler to secure the IOL haptic to the iris.


  • The device is inserted through a small corneal incision (the same as performed in a regular cataract surgery)
  • A stapler is made out of memory shaped material is pushed vertically in the tube
  • The stapler penetrates the iris then it turns and penetrates the Iris again
  • The stapler orbits the haptic and secures the haptic to the Iris
  • The stapler wraps within itself so that the tip is not exposed