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California-based company Stroma Medical has patented a controversial technique that uses a laser beam that they say can transform brown eyes to blue in just a few weeks.
The company’s founder, Dr Gregg Homer, who has a PhD in biology and is, in his own words, ‘an inventor rather than a medical doctor’, says the technology is safe and will change the lives of thousands of people for the better.
The results of an early human trial are startling. Before-and-after photographs show that patients’ dark brown irises turned bright blue when they had been exposed to a targeted laser beam.
The Stroma device is likely to be available in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Southern Europe within the next 18 months, although a lot depends on the results of further human trials to check for safety as well as the need for an injection of a further £10million from investors.
Now, why can't they promise green, grey, hazel, violet? I know it has to do with refraction and disperse pigmentation (as opposed to almost total depigmentation) but was wondering why more in depth, biologically, opthalmologically.
Originally posted by fluff007
I think it is because when dark brown iris's are exposed to a targeted laser beam they turn bright blue. So they can not yet actually change the colour of your eyes...