Doctor Claims He Can Change Brown Eyes to Blue Permanently [VIDEO]
Are you a brown-eyed girl or guy who has always wanted to go blue? No, I'm not referring to Crystal Gayle's song, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." One doctor says he can make the color change permanent. Dr. Gregg Homer at Stroma Medical in California has come up with a laser procedure that removes the brown pigment, known as melanin, in the iris. Once removed, the blue color underneath is revealed, giving the person blue eyes. The procedure only takes about 20 seconds.
Dr. Homer predicts the procedure would be on the market outside the U.S. in 18 months and available here in three years.
Of course there are always naysayers. Dr. Robert Cykiert, associate professor of ophthalmology at NYU Langone Medical Center, told ABCNews.com:
Lasering the iris to destroy the brown pigment to turn it blue is probably risky. When you burn the brown pigment away with a laser, the debris that is created in the front of the eye — think of it as ashes resulting from burning anything — is likely to clog up the microscopic channels in the front of the eye, known as trabecular meshwork. [It] is very likely to cause a high pressure in the eye, known as glaucoma.”
Personally, I think brown eyes and blues eyes are beautiful. I would not chance a surgery just to change my eye color. What would you guys do?