US Patent No. 10,363,433

DRUSEN TREATMENT METHOD AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DRUSEN TREATMENT DEVICE


Patent No. 10,363,433
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Drusen Treatment Method And Method For Controlling Drusen Treatment Device
Inventorship Hae Lyung Hwang, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LUTRONIC VISION INC, Burlington, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,433

1. A drusen treatment method, comprising:identifying a position of drusen located in a patient's fundus;
determining a treatment area considering the position where the drusen are located; and
decreasing the drusen by transferring energy to the treatment area,
wherein determining the treatment area includes setting a boundary of the treatment area outside of an outer boundary of the drusen, a plurality of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells being disposed between the outer boundary of the drusen and the boundary of the treatment area, a number of the plurality of RPE cells being in a range from two to fifteen, the outer boundary of the drusen and the boundary of the treatment area being on a surface that is perpendicular to a thickness of an RPE layer,
wherein transferring energy to the treatment area includes sequentially radiating light on a plurality of spots located within the treatment area, and
wherein transferring the energy to the treatment area includes transferring the energy to the entire treatment area that includes the plurality of RPE cells outside of the outer boundary of the drusen.