Ever wanted dreamy blue eyes? Coloured Ocular Implants (also known as Cosmetic Iris Implants) claim to be able to change eye colours permanently. However, case studies around the world have shown that this surgery may be highly dangerous.
Firstly, these implants are marketed under the ‘BrightOcular’ or ‘New Color Iris’ brands. However, it is important to note that this procedure can be extremely dangerous. As a matter of fact, it is neither approved by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore, nor the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. What’s more, a doctor in New York who has seen many patients for post-operation complications, laments the surgery as a ‘public safety hazard‘.
Therefore, if you are thinking of undergoing this procedure, please read this article carefully before making a decision.
Coloured Ocular Implants/Cosmetic Iris Implants:
Just recently, we have had a patient come to our clinic due to complications with the aforementioned iris implants. Soon after having the procedure done in Lebanon, the patient developed bullous keratopathy, cataract, and glaucoma. As a result, she was at risk of becoming blind. Following her initial eye assessment here, Dr Lee Hung Ming had to perform multiple procedures to rectify the problems. Firstly, the iris implant had to be removed. Subsequently, a corneal transplant was performed. On the contrary, these surgeries could have easily been avoided.
While we are all for technological breakthroughs and advancements in the medical field, patient safety is of utmost importance. If you really want to change your eye colour, one of the options is to use coloured contact lenses. However, contact lenses are medical devices. As such, lenses need to be fitted by a licensed optometrist. Moreover, be wary of buying unlicensed lenses as they could contain toxic chemicals.
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