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Doctor claims he can turn brown eyes blue

November 4, 2011 | Comment icon 42 comments

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Dr Gregg Homer claims that his laser based Lumineyes technology can turn brown eyes blue permanently.
The treatment works by removing the brown pigment from the top layer of the iris, slowly revealing the blue colour underneath over a period of several weeks. Clinical trials are still underway however it is believed that the procedure will be commercially available in the United States within the next 18 months.

"'A blue eye is not opaque, you can see deeply into it, while a brown eye is very opaque. I think there is something very meaningful about this idea of having open windows to the soul," said Dr. Homer.
Ever wished you were the blue-eyed boy? You soon could be, after a doctor revealed he can permanently change a person's eye colour in just 20 seconds.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (42)

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Comment icon #33 Posted by UFO_Monster 11 years ago
Good job. Another waste of time and money technology (just for the sake of beauty) that would increase the number of blind people. You beat me to the punch.
Comment icon #34 Posted by odiesbsc 11 years ago
So what's wrong with brown eyes in the first place? Absolutely nothing as far as I can see. (and I say this as a blue eyed person) I don't know if this applies to persons whose eyes are made blue artificially, but naturally blue eyed people have a lower threshold for pain. Just something to think about. . . hhmmmmm.... I don't know about that, Bison. I have blue eyes and a very high tolerance of pain. In fact, just a few weeks ago I thought I had just a little belly ache. Then after a couple days my wife took my temperature and it was 102 then my blood pressure and it was 197 over 86. So she s... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by arenee 11 years ago
I've heard and read this for years. It turned out to be surprisingly difficult to pin down any research bearing on eye color and pain sensitivity. It's been established that red headed persons are more sensitive to certain kinds of pain, and of course they tend to have the lighter eye colors. This is owing to a mutation in melanin metabolism, melanin being the brown pigment responsible for darker hair, eye, and skin color. Melanin production is limited by the mutation. There is a similar mutation in all blond persons. It doesn't seem unreasonable that disruptions in melanin production, arising... [More]
Comment icon #36 Posted by Taita 11 years ago
I had dark brown eyes mostof my life. 8 years ago they began to change and now are mostly a light blue from the outside to nearly the pupils, which have an uneven ring of hazel around them. I would say it must be possible to alter the irises without to much damage to vision, that I have noticed, so maybe he is using a similar if accelerated method much like what caused myeyes to change colors. If it is safe, my sister will likely be waiting in line for a chance to be blue eyes. She has had blue contacts for a long time. Mark
Comment icon #37 Posted by booNyzarC 11 years ago
Ahh, how purdy BooNy. I'm jealous except now I know I can kick your butt! ROFL You and every other woman on the planet no doubt. I'm just not a violent guy.
Comment icon #38 Posted by arenee 11 years ago
ROFL You and every other woman on the planet no doubt. I'm just not a violent guy. I would never hurt you BooN! Who would I ramble on with if I did?
Comment icon #39 Posted by ~C.S.M~ 11 years ago
I always dreamed about blue eyes :-) about pain...hmm im brown (not black) and trust me...I feel pain, and when im sick my gf tells me Im a big whiner (I have the bad habit to go tragic, I almost see the white light with the flu ;-) ).
Comment icon #40 Posted by odiesbsc 11 years ago
I just thunk of something. I think this has already been done a couple of decades ago. Anyone remember a song by Crystal Gail "Donuts make your brown eyes blue"? Odie
Comment icon #41 Posted by Reason101 11 years ago
I am wondering if there would seriously be a market for this ,would people honestly want to subject themselves to several "treatments" and the possible risks of eye damage etc just for a colour change ? really ? ..I just can't see the point and find it hard to believe that anyone cares about the colour of their eyes THAT much...or maybe i'm naive
Comment icon #42 Posted by Sundew 11 years ago
Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle Don't know when I've been so blue Don't know what's come over you You've found someone new And don't it make my brown eyes blue I'll be fine when you're gone I'll just cry all night long Say it isn't true And don't it make my brown eyes blue Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies Give me no reasons, give me alibis Tell me you love me and don't make me cry Say anything but don't say goodbye I didn't mean to treat you bad Didn't know just what I had But, honey, now I do And don't it make my brown eyes Don't it make my brown eyes Don't it make my br... [More]

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