26 Dec 2011 Abbie Smith
A doctor in theUS is claiming a laser treatment he has developed can permanently change eyes from being brown to blue in less than a minute
An American doctor has developed a new 20 second laser treatment which he claims can permanently turn the colour of eyes from being brown to blue.
It is estimated Dr Gregg Homer’s Lumineyes treatment would cost in the region of $5,000 (£3,000), but it would mean people would no longer have to rely on coloured contact lenses to change the colour their eyes.
Dr Homer, the founder of the Calfornian-based clinical equipment company Stromer Medical, is also confident his revolutionary technique does no harm to patients’ vision, which has reportedly taken him 10 years to develop and perfect.
The Lumineyes laser treatment works by extracting the brown pigment of melanin from the iris’ upper layer.
Two to three weeks after undergoing the Lumineyes treatment the brown colour is then replaced with a blue colour which is already present in everybody’s eye, it’s just not visible beneath the melanin.
However, once the melanin has been removed from the iris it does not grow back meaning the laser treatment is permanent and irreversible.
While being interviewed about Lumineyes treatment by KTLA Morning News, Dr Homer said: “They say the eyes are the windows to the soul.
“A blue eye is not opaque, you can see deeply into it, while a brown eye is very opaque.
“I think there is something very meaningful about this idea of having open windows to the soul.”
According to British newspaper the Daily Mail, Stromer Medical is looking for an investment of £500,000 to allow it to carry out clinical trials of the Lumineyes treatment.
If an investor should come forward, Dr Homer has said the treatment could be available to patients in theUSwithin 18 months, but has estimated a time period of three years before it is available in locations outside ofAmerica.
June 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
incredible… although does this mean that the eye becomes more sensitive, having in mind light eyes always tend te be..??
June 19, 2012 at 12:02 am
i want it now it turns me crazy, its really a dream of me to have blue eyes ..its crazy cause i like guys with dark eyes .. but i like to have blue eyes on myself.
June 19, 2012 at 12:03 am
i think it will be better on my modellingwork.
August 1, 2012 at 2:31 am
Im waiting since last year somethinb about laser change the color of my ayes . and I don’t know anything no news what happen is going to be real or was fiction. please e mail. me and let me know the advances if there are any. I will appreciate very much.
December 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm
I think this procedure was studied very well and when it is advertised it will be very successful in the U.S. there is melanin in the eye that covers the blue eyes. i think that using the laser surgery to take away the melanin and to let the eye develop blue color on its own is a natural and safe way to do it as well. This will definitely have be a lot better than eye implants, that is a big risk to take on your eyes. Lots of people want blue eyes including myself. I’m just waiting for this to be advertised on television to go out there and do it.
March 11, 2013 at 11:54 pm
Brown-eyed men seem to be more trustworthy than most blue eyed males, but is it more to do with the shape of the face than the color of the eyes? .
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