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Title: BrightOcular® Cosmetic Iris Implant: A Spectrum from Tolerability to Severe Morbidity
Authors: Koaik, Mona K.
Mansour, Ahmad M.
Saad, Alain
Farah, Samir G.
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: BrightOcular® iris implant
Cosmetic iris implants
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Start page: 395
End page: 400
Purpose: The BrightOcular® implants are the newest model of cosmetic iris devices that are currently advertised as safe. The previous generation known as NewColorIris® have had severe ocular side effects and were subsequently withdrawn from the market. There is little literature on the safety profile of BrightOcular® implants. Case Report: Herein we describe two cases with varying degrees of ocular tolerability. The first case had a normal ocular exam 1 year after implantation, whereas the second case had unilateral severe corneal edema requiring explantation of the iris device and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty 9 months after bilateral implantation. Conclusions: These two cases attest to the unpredictability of the results of these cosmetic surgeries. Patients should be counseled about the vision-threatening complications of iris implants.
DOI: 10.1159/000492745
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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