Treating patients who have rupture of iris following a trauma
Severe iris atrophy
Congenital absence of a portion of iris (coloboma)
Cystic and multi-layer iris (iridoschisis)
Cosmetic Application of Artificial Iris Implant (Permanent eye color change)
Permanent change of eye color is another application of artificial iris which is done for beauty. Artificial iris is available in various colors and the surgeon puts the patient’s desired color into her or his eyes. This color change is permanent; however, if there is a need for the removal of artificial iris for any reasons, it can be easily done.
The purpose of this surgery is not to correct refractive errors and, if the patient uses glasses or contact lenses to correct his/her vision before the eye color change surgery, s/he will still need them after the surgery. In fact, correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism before or after placing an artificial iris can be done by laser and permanent change of eye color does not disrupt such actions.
Most artificial iris implant surgeries in the past have only been done for medical purposes and they are necessary and recommended for the patients to treat the above-mentioned diseases. This method is not recommended for merely cosmetic purposes. Nevertheless, in recent years many people intend and have successfully permanently change their iris color using brightocular artificial iris for solely cosmetic reasons.