University of Southern California and Doheny Eye Institute | Date: 2015-07-02
Disclosed herein are generally to methods and systems that facilitate imaging of cells on a substrate and more particularly to pre-implantation (in vitro) and post-implantation (in vivo) imaging of cell-seeded substrates implanted in target tissues in the context of stem cell therapy.
Doheny Eye Institute | Date: 2015-11-13
Various adjustable cannula systems are provided. The systems can include an adjustable cannula capable of expansion and/or contraction having an elongate body with a distal end and a proximal end. The adjustable cannula can be coupled to an upper housing and a lower housing such that rotation of the upper housing results in expansion or contraction of the adjustable cannula. The adjustable cannula can also have a proximal end having a lumen larger than a distal end lumen. A plurality of flanges can be formed in the elongate body by a plurality of slits that span a majority of a length of the cannula, including along or proximate to its proximal end and distal end.
Doheny Eye Institute | Date: 2014-04-11
A personal surgical center embodied as a general purpose computer (e.g. laptop) with wireless technology for monitoring the operation of an independent surgical center and/or handheld instruments. The computer tracks procedures in the operating room and instruments used during those procedures, and accounts for billing, supply management, and payment options. The monitoring of the instruments used during the surgery is conducted by the personal surgical center while actual control of the settings of those instruments is via the independent surgical center or via controls included in the instruments themselves. The monitored information is stored in a log file which is then transmitted to a hospital server for generating reports, inventory control, billing, and the like. Other information generated during the procedure (e.g. doctor notes) is also stored in the log file. The personal surgical center may also access the hospital server or local data storage device for retrieving a surgeons specific surgery parameters, obtaining patient files, and the like.
Doheny Eye Institute | Date: 2015-07-08
A cannula insertion system configured to divide a cannula insertion process into a two-step process. The first step advances a needle portion a first distance and the second step advances the needle portion a second distance. The first step and the second step may be at different angles. At least one of the angles may be less than 90. At least one of the steps may be mechanically assisted.
Doheny Eye Institute | Date: 2014-01-14
A cannula is described having a housing, a first lumen, a second lumen, and a port capable of fluid communication with the first lumen. The second lumen configured to receive fluid from the first lumen and to direct the fluid to a surgical site. A light emitting diode light source is positionable within the housing and configured to direct light through the second lumen to the surgical site.