Ever dreamed of having blue eyes? Who hasn’t? Well a company just announced that they have found a way to change brown eyes to blue permanently with a special technique.
Read below the article by Daily Mail.co.uk:
A Californian company says it hopes to offer a $5,000 (£3,400) medical procedure that can transform any eye colour to blue, permanently. The technique, which is currently undergoing clinical trials, works by using something known as ‘scavenger cells’ to digest and remove the pigment from the iris surface.
‘Under every brown eye is a blue eye,’ Dr Gregg Homer, chairman and chief scientific officer at Strōma Medical said.’The only difference between them is that a brown eye has a thin layer of pigment covering the blue iris.’
The procedure applies a computer-guided, low-energy laser to the iris to disrupt the brown pigment. A specific laser frequency passes through the clear cornea of the eye, before it is selectively absorbed by the dark pigment covering the iris. This causes the body to ‘initiate a natural and gradual tissue-removal process. Once the tissue is removed, the patient’s natural blue eye is revealed,’ explains on its website. By removing the pigment, light can enter small fibres in the eye. When the light scatters, it only reflects back the shortest wavelengths, which appears blue. According to Strōma Medical, the process takes 30 seconds, and around two weeks eyes become blue. So far, 17 patients in Mexico and 20 in Costa Rica have undergone the treatment. The company hopes to trial a total of 100 patients over the next few years.
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