Coloured iris implant
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You wish to change the colour of your eyes ? The coloured iris implant is an operation to insert, inside the eye, over the iris, a coloured implant. This implant consists of an annular artificial iris which is coloured, biocompatible and flexible.
The coloured iris implant is proposed to patients who wish to change their eye colour for aesthetic or medical reasons.
Initially it was designed for a purely medical reason to treat heterochromia, and ocular albinism to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of the light and the sun, and also to deal with iris defects such as a coloboma, serious atrophy of the iris and iridoschisis
A pre-operational assessment is indispensible to determine if the patient can safely benefit from this operation. The assessment consists of:
A Consultation with the anaesthesists:
And to verify whether there are any contra-indications for this operation: a complete medical history of the state and health of his eyes, an examination of his general eye sight ( including visual acuity and refraction with and without glasses, intra-ocular pressure and gonioscopy of the interior angle……..).
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Avoid make-up and make-up removers 48 hours before the operation;
According to the recommendations of the anaesthesist it is indispensible to be fasting on the day of the operation.
You must be fasting
Short general anaesthesia is used
On average the duration of the operation is 15 minutes per eye.
The outpatient treatment usually lasts half a day.
Both eyes are treated at the same time.
Sight will be cloudy and blurry and a halo will form which will disappear progressively after 3 or 5 days. The eyes will suffer from glare but this feeling is often moderate, tolerated and regressive. .
Redness or irritation may occur after the operation which will disappear after 3 to 5 days. You are strongly advised NOT to rub the operated eye during the first few weeks after the operation, in conformity with the surgeon’s instructions.
You can go back to work after one week or 10 days. Sports activities can be resumed after two weeks. Rigorous monitoring and a clinical examination by an ophthalmologist is essential every 6 months for as long as the implant is inside the eye to make sure that the implant is being well tolerated in the very long run.
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