The patented Tarsus Eyelid Patch is a new innovative eye closure device and method, which utilizes the strengths of adhesion, structure, curvature and resistance. It is an affordable therapeutic that will transform cornea care and replace antiquated eye closure devices and techniques. Using design, simple mechanics, and the most advanced materials and adhesives, the Tarsus Eyelid Patch stands alone in effectiveness and patient comfort.
USPTO Patent numbers: 10076448, and 10,799,395
HCPCS A6412 – Eye patch, occlusive, each.
CPT 67875-67882 – Tarsorrhaphy Procedures on the eyelids.
NAICS: 339115 – Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
SIC Industry group: 3851 or 5047
Functional Prototype Designs
For 6 years the Tarsus Eyelid Patch has been in development. Various versions have been created, with slightly different features. After applied use by the inventor, he has come up with a harmony of the various iterations and has found the best adhesives and materials that behave as desired to enable the device to perform its function of comfortable, effective eye closure.
This patch will come in 2 sizes, Standard, and small (pediatric). The size to fit the horizontal width of the individuals skull socket.
The Tarsus Eyelid Patch is an elongated octagon shape and has many other unique features that make it superior to its competition. Our product is made of breathable medical materials. It has a gentle yet aggressive adhesive that holds fast on the sensitive skin of the eyelid and removes without irritation or residue. It is comfortable and effective to wear for any length of time for eye closure. It can be worn during sleep to achieve eye closure in addressing nocturnal Lagophthalmos and aid in the prevention of corneal defects or damage. It is also suitable for daytime use as an eye closure therapy, which stabilizes the eyelid in the closed portion, retaining moisture and encouraging the body to naturally heal the cornea. For this application you would wear one patch for day use, changing for the night for the needed duration’s. To heal surface defects the Tarsus Patch may need to be worn for a week, or even a month changing every morning and night or as needed. More comfort, effectiveness, and less irritability, make the Tarsus Eyelid Patch ideal for pediatric use, worn under an eye shield in some cases to prevent removal. Eye closure or occlusion are the method to address pediatric Amblyopia or lazy eye. In young children and adolescents it should be treated using part-time occlusion of the fellow eye and the underlying cause should be addressed.
It is applied to the upper eyelid above the eye-opening, and easily aligned and properly placed with the aid of a light blue arching line on the patch. It’s design or shape, does not intrude on the eyelashes or the corners of the eyes, making it much more comfortable than other products that crush the eyelashes under them and stick the eyelids together. This is very irritating, and in some cases doesn’t give a complete eye closure which can, in the case of sedated surgeries, even damage the cornea, in some cases causing corneal blindness. When the Tarsus Patch is applied to the closed upper eyelid, the adhesion conforms the patch to the curvatures of the eyeball, on the eyelid, and the under brow, it acquires form and structure, holding the eyelid in the closed position in resistance to the retraction of the levator muscle.
Our device and method make it possible, with one finger, to lower and open the bottom eyelid enabling a caregiver or the wearer to add medicine or artificial tears. Upon the release of the lower eyelid, the eye is closed again as the upper eyelid is held in the closed position by the applied Tarsus Patch. This gives our product the ability to accompany eye medicines, as well as for use after eye surgeries to enhance healing. There have been studies that show that eye closure enhances the delivery, and effectiveness of some eye medicines. It is also excellent for use during sedated surgeries and on paralyzed patients for eye closure, and has possible uses by NASA astronauts in space.
Our product is specifically designed for the essence of eye closure by a patient, with the wearers comfort in mind. We have put serious thought into solving the neglected problem of comfortable effective eye closure. With forward thinking design, innovation, and the latest technologies and materials, we have created a product that antiquates our competition.