Surgeon Can Change Iris Color

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Colored contact lenses are all the rage and  now one surgeon has designed a permanent way of changing people’s eye color.

The procedure, called artificial iris  implant, involves inserting a thin, medical grade silicone implant into the eye  to alter the appearance of the iris.

It was pioneered by Dr Kenneth Rosenthal, of  the Island Eye Surgicentre in Long Island, New York.

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A surgeon has designed a permanent way of changing people's eye colour by using a silicone implant
A surgeon has designed a permanent way of changing  people’s eye color by using a silicone implant

 

The artificial iris implant can be used for  cosmetic reasons but it can also be used to treat some medical conditions, such  as heterochromia – a pigment condition which causes a person to have one eye a  different colour to the other.

In some cases, the procedure can even be used  to restore sight.

For example, in 2011 it was used to treat  Nathaniel Schull, 17, who had been partially blind since birth because he was  born with congenital aniridia – the absence of irises.

Dr Kenneth Rosenthal has pioneered the procedure which takes 15 minutes per eye and is carried out under local anaesthetic
Dr Kenneth Rosenthal has pioneered the procedure which  takes 15 minutes per eye and is carried out under local anesthetic

Following the treatment, he has near perfect vision.

The procedure involves creating a 2.8mm  incision in the cornea and inserting a folded implant through it.

Once it is inside the eye, the implant  springs back into shape and can be positioned.

The implant’s manufacturer,  BrightOcular, says it does not affect short or long sightedness meaning people  who require glasses still need to wear their spectacles after the  operation.

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