This intraocular implant material is a medical grade silicone which is currently used in many different intraocular lenses including those used in cases of cataract or for vision correction. The silicone material is safe and has passed ISO standardized regulations for manufacturing and testing. It is inert, non-toxic, and biocompatible with the human body. The implant is made to last the lifetime of the patient.
Proper patient selection is very important for the success of the procedure and minimize risks. You must have a careful ophthalmic examination and your ophthalmic tests will be evaluated by our surgeon prior the surgery.
As with any eye procedure or surgery there are risks. Potential artificial iris intraocular implant complications are infections, ocular hypertension, glaucoma, iritis, corneal edema, hyphema . corneal decompensation, endothelial cell loss, natural lens opacification, iris atrophy, cataract, pupil ovalization and photophobia. Implants can be removed if any side effect occurs.
Other surgeries may be necessary to control, reduce, or eliminate possible complications. If a complication occurs during the surgery, the surgeon may refrain from implanting the prosthetic iris.
Most artificial iris implant surgeries are done for medical purposes and they are necessary and recommended to treat diseases. This method is not recommended for merely cosmetic purposes. Nevertheless, hundreds of patients around the world have successfully permanently change their iris color for cosmetic reasons only