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People are just seeing how eye-color changing procedure works and say it looks 'extremely dangerous'
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People are just seeing how eye-color changing procedure works and say it looks 'extremely dangerous'

The eye-colour changing procedure only takes 10 minutes per eye - but comes with a plethora of dangerous risks

People have reacted with shock to a viral video of an eye-colour changing procedure.

Fancy changing your eye colour? Want those Megan Fox icy blues? Well, it seemingly takes a pretty squirm-worthy procedure in order to do that, but it is possible.

In a video posted to X, the procedure is documented step by step, as a man undergoes the toe curling method to take his chocolate browns to sparkling blues.

In the video, you can see him laying down for the surgery as a clinical light shines on his face, and then shows the blurry-eyed result, in which his eyes have successfully changed color.

What is the medical procedure to change your eye color?

The actual process of an eye-colour change is called keratopigmentation, also known as 'corneal tattooing', which involves a laser which tunnels in to create a 'superficial cornea', and place in the desired color pigment to the eye.

That's not the only procedure that can change the color of your eyes.

Another option is laser depigmentation, which is exactly how it sounds.

It uses lasers to lighten the eye color. Wince.

More are considering the surgery. Credit:gettyimages/cecilelaverbre
More are considering the surgery. Credit:gettyimages/cecilelaverbre

Another option is to implant a new prosthetic iris, also known as 'iris Implant surgery'.

While it sounds pretty painful, it's actually meant to be a relatively quick procedure (considering it changes a massive part of your appearance forever).

Laser keratopigmentation takes about 30 minutes and you can return home one hour later.

What are the risks?

Like any surgical procedure, it doesn't come without risks.

The woman underwent the surgery. Credit:youtube/new_color_flakk
The woman underwent the surgery. Credit:youtube/new_color_flakk

Laser Keratopigmentation can result in some aesthetic issues such as inconsistent eye color, and the color fading over time.

On the more serious end, it can also lead to light sensitivity and a bacterial eye infection.

On top of that, it tends to burn a serious hole in your wallet, with verywell health estimating the average price as $10,000 for both eyes.

French company 'New Colour', who specialize in Keratopigmentation, have put out several viral videos on the procedure.

Their FLAAK technique works by making a micro-tunnel in the cornea and then introducing the pigment to the iris.

Reassuring clients about the safety of the surgery, they write: "Through its superficial, micro-invasive and reversible treatment, the FLAAK technique is the only surgical procedure allowing eye color to be changed with optimal safety!

"The laser used is the Femtoseconde VisuMax (Zeiss), the only laser that allows the FLAAK technique to be performed, 100% laser and automated keratopigmentation.

"Likewise, the BiochromaEyes pigment is the only pigment biocompatible with the cornea having received marketing authorization as a medical device by the health authorities.

"There are two other surgical techniques banned in France because they are sources of potentially serious complications."

Although some people are pleased that there's something you can change if you're not comfortable with the way you look and want to build your confidence, but others just seem perplexed.

One commented on the video: “I wonder how that affects the eye with time."

“Why would anyone want blue eyes,” questioned one person.

“I have blue eyes and I can’t even see when the sun is out! My kids all have brown eyes and they be seeing everything,” another added.

Another Twitter user said the procedure looked 'extremely' dangerous.

If you can't afford, or are worried about the seriousness of the procedure, there's always contact lenses...

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