Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sciammarella, F. M. (Federico M.)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Mechanical engineering||Cataract--Surgery--Design and construction--Research

Abstract

The objective of this thesis is to design and manufacture a low cost cutting edge device that would be used in the creation of an opening in the lens capsule for cataract surgery. CAD model is designed in SolidWorks that would be collapsible but will retain its original shape when in full expansion. Static structural analysis is performed on the design to estimate the amount of pressure subjected on the cutting edge to penetrate the lens capsule when a perpendicular force is applied on it. Three-dimensional laser printing is used to create prototypes of the design, which are used for testing of the device. Selection of material and appropriate manufacturing process for the cutting edge are determined that would decrease the cost of the product and make it affordable to countries that cannot meet the expense of the laser-assisted cataract surgeries.

Comments

Advisors: Federico Sciammarella.||Committee members: Matthew Gonser; Pradip Majumdar.

Extent

67 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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