Please note that the HumanOptics Artificial Iris is a CE marked medical device for repair of iris defects. It is not used simply to correct eye colour as a cosmetic procedure. Mr Angunawela and Ms De Benito do not perform surgery to change eye colour as a cosmetic surgery. This device should not be confused with the Bright Ocular cosmetic iris implant which is neither CE marked nor used by eye surgeons in the UK, EU or USA due to complications and risk of blindness. Please do not contact us regarding eye colour changing surgery.
The Human optics iris is not suitable for patients with coloboma or aniridia below the age of 45. The artificial iris requires that lens replacement surgery is performed at the same time. This is not recommended in younger patients who do not have cataract. Other methods for correcting coloboma are available.
HumanOptics artificial iris implant for repair of iris coloboma, aniridia and other iris or pupil defects
We offer various corrective surgeries to repair iris and pupil abnormalities including offering the HumanOptics Artificial Iris Implant. Iris and pupil abnormalities may occur due to developmental abnormalities such as iris coloboma or aniridia, or due to accidental or surgical trauma. The natural pupil controls how much light enters the eye and people with pupil or iris abnormalities may experience glare or haloes in sunlight or bright artificial light. Patients may also be self-conscious about the appearance of their eyes with an abnormal pupil and wish to have this corrected.
The HumanOptics artificial iris implant is a unique device which is bespokely colour and detail matched to each patient. The iris implant can be introduced through a keyhole incision into the eye, either on its own or at the time of cataract surgery or lens fixation surgery. The device is CE marked for use in Europe and is approved by the FDA in the United States of America, where it is called the Customflex. The device is manufactured from medical grade silicone and is bio-inert within the eye.
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* Please note that the HumanOptics iris can only be used in those who have had lens surgery and artificial lens implants. Or combined with a lens implant. It is not suitable for coloboma patients with their own natural lens who are not at an age for lens removal (typically below 40-50) or do not want lens removal. Coloboma repair in younger patients is better undertaken by directly suturing the iris tissue.