A new laser technique changes the color of the eyes
January 2, 2013
In many parts of the world to have blue eyes is synonymous with attractive, therefore, a large proportion of people with dark eyes would look a lighter color.
Until now the only way to get to have light eyes was using contact lenses.
This sophisticated technology, which is called “Lumineyes”, is able to turn brown eyes in blue permanently.
Gregg Homer, California-based researcher of Stroma Medical Co, developed the technique, which consists in simply applying multiple sessions of 20 seconds over a month to get the desired results.
Its operation is based on the elimination of melanin, the pigment that gives color to dark brown eyes and lacks the iris of people with blue or green eyes.
Responsible for developing this ensures that they use two laser frequencies that are completely absorbed by the dark pigment, and eliminates the risk of damaging the rest of the eye.
However, some experts are wary of this technique, as they destroy the pigment that protects the eyes can result in too much light entering the pupil and cause damage in the long run.
In any case, if the technique is approved by medical authorities and Gregg Homer manages to collect the $ 750,000 needed to launch the production of this new laser treatment could be available in just three years.