Cutting Edge Procedure Allows Ophthalmologists To Surgically Change A Patient’s Eye Color

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Experts at The Beverly Hills Medical Center Kuwait have developed the outpatient cosmetic procedure known as “Everlasting Eye Color,” which offers patients the opportunity to have their eye color permanently changed.

Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait

Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait

Many people around the world are unhappy with the color of their eyes, and we’re very excited to offer patients at our center the opportunity to take control of their appearance with this innovative technology.

Ghassan Zein M.D., a Harvard Medical School Ophthalmology consultant and practicing ophthalmologist at The Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait, is excited to introduce patients to the new, state-of-the-art cosmetic procedure known as keratopigmentation. With keratopigmentation, patients have the opportunity to change their natural eye color to a color of their choosing.

“Many people around the world are unhappy with the color of their eyes, and we’re very excited to offer patients at our center the opportunity to take control of their appearance with this innovative technology,” said Dr. Zein, medical director of BHMC.

Keratopigmentation (also known as corneal tattooing) was developed for cosmetic purposes from the technology originally used to correct abnormalities in the appearance of the iris. Most often, these issues were the result of corneal scarring, leukoma, and other corneal opacities. BHMC is the only medical center to offer this procedure in the Gulf region.

Keratopigmentation works by the process of central corneal intralamellar tattooing, where mineral micronized pigments are applied to change the patient’s eye color to the shade of their choosing. The procedure is fairly straightforward and similar in duration and length of recovery to laser eye surgeries like LASIK and PRK.

“The confidence and boost in self-esteem that our patients report after a successful cosmetic procedure can have an impact on all aspects of their lives, from professional and social benefits, to the personal satisfaction they feel with the improvement in their appearance,” added Dr. Zein. “It’s difficult to quantify how important an advancement this is for people who have struggled with issues that were formerly permanent.”

The ophthalmologists at The Beverly Hills Medical Center Kuwait report that one year after undergoing the keratopigmentation procedure, as many as 95% of patients report satisfaction with their new eye color and overall appearance. And while it is generally a permanent procedure, should a patient change their mind down the line and wish to revert to their original eye color, they can opt to undergo a second treatment to change the color again.

As with LASIK eye surgery, patients are restricted from driving for 24 hours after the keratopigmentation procedure has been performed. Additionally, patients may experience some sensitivity to light for a few days, but the recovery time is relatively quick and patients can enjoy the results almost immediately.

Beverly Hills Medical Center-Kuwait features ophthalmology, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and bariatric surgery departments staffed by some of the best physicians in the world. BHMC offers the most technologically advanced facility in the Gulf, and was designed with outstanding patient service in mind. Because our patients deserve nothing but the best, our facilities are equipped with the latest technology. We are proud to share this incredible place with both patients and visiting VIP physicians.

For more information, please visit http://www.beverlyhillskuwait.com or call +(965)-222-89999.

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