Artificial Iris Implant & Surgery

Artificial iris implants are medical devices used to restore the appearance and function of the natural iris, which is the colored part of the eye. They are primarily used in cases where an individual has a damaged or missing iris due to congenital conditions, trauma, or certain eye diseases.

The artificial iris implant is a custom-made, thin, and flexible device typically made of a biocompatible material such as silicone. It is designed to mimic the appearance of a natural iris. The implant is surgically placed in front of the lens of the eye and behind the cornea, where it remains fixed in position.

The purpose of an artificial iris implant is to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eye by recreating a more natural-looking iris,  reduce light sensitivity (photophobia) that may result from the absence of a functional iris and reduce extraneous light to help improve visual acuity.

The surgical procedure to implant an artificial iris is typically performed under local or general anesthesia. This is often done while placing an artificial lens in the eye but can be done as a stand-alone procedure.

It’s important to note that artificial iris implants are not suitable for everyone and require a thorough evaluation by an ophthalmologist to determine candidacy. Potential risks and complications associated with the procedure should be discussed.

Overall, artificial iris implants can be a viable option for individuals with damaged or missing irises, providing both cosmetic and functional benefits. If you are considering this procedure, call today to schedule with Dr. Miller and let him guide you through the process.


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