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 undergoing FDA regulatory clearance in the USA where it is called the Customflex. The device is manufactured from medical grade silicone and is bio-inert within the eye.
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 does 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 or USA.
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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). Coloboma repair in younger patients is better undertaken by directly suturing the iris tissue.