Artificial Iris Implantation

Artificial Iris Implantation abroad

Artificial iris implants are only recommended for medical reasons. Iris implants are not recommended as a way to change eye color, as the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits Artificial iris implants can be used to correct aniridia, or the absence of an iris. Aniridia can be caused by genetic abnormality or by an injury to the eye. Some types of implants can also be cut into pieces to restore partial aniridia using the least artificial materials possible.

Where can I find artificial iris implants abroad?

Ophthalmology clinics in Turkey have helped Turkey become a major destination for medical tourists from the UK and France who are trying to avoid high out-of-pocket costs for elective surgeries or long waiting times for treatment on the NHS. Ophthalmology clinics in India often offer cutting-edge, rare specialty procedures like artificial iris implants.,

What affects the final cost of Artificial Iris Implantation?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses
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About Artificial Iris Implantation

An artificial iris implantation is the insertion of a prosthetic iris to replace a damaged or congenitally defected iris. The iris is located at the front of the eye and controls the amount of light which reaches the retina by using muscles to contract and dilate the pupil. The pigmentation of the iris determines the color of the eye. If the iris is damaged or defective, it can cause problems with vision by allowing too much light into the retina or by creating shadows and sensitivity to light. Many iris implants are custom made and tailored to the patient, in order to match the other eye and are usually made of silicone.

Once the iris implant replaces the damaged or defective iris, the patient should experience a relief of symptoms. The procedure is not recommended for cosmetic purposes, as there is a risk of vision damage. Recommended for Damaged irises Aniridia Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required. Average length of stay abroad 2 - 3 days. Time off work 2 weeks. It may take around 2 weeks for vision to return to normal. An artificial implant is implanted to cover a damaged iris. 

Before Procedure / Treatment

The doctor will conduct a thorough examination of the eye to assess the eye's health and suitability for surgery.,

How it Performed?

An incision is made in the cornea, through which the iris implant is inserted. The implanted is usually folded into a narrow tube, and released beneath the cornea. It is then carefully unfurled and fitted into place. Anesthesia Local anesthetic, sometimes combined with sedation.

Procedure duration This procedure usually takes around 30 minutes per eye. Depending on the damage, the artificial implant may be used to fully or partially cover the iris.,


Post procedure care The patient should be able to resume normal activities the day of the procedure, but avoid things like driving or exercise.

Possible discomfort Some itching and mild discomfort is common after the procedure.,

Top 10 Hospitals for Artificial Iris Implantation

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Artificial Iris Implantation in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Fortis Hospital, Noida India Noida ---    
2 Thainakarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Samsung Medical Center South Korea Seoul ---    
5 NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    
6 Sun Medical Center South Korea Daejeon ---    
7 European Medical Center (EMC) Russian Federation Moscow ---    
8 National Taiwan University Hospital Taiwan Taipei ---    
9 Zulekha Hospital United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    
10 Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hos... India New Delhi ---    

Best doctors for Artificial Iris Implantation

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 16 Jun, 2020.

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