Keratopigmentation is “Changing of the eye color by placing specially colored pigments into superficial Cornea”. This technique was first utilized in 2013 by Dr. Ferrari In Paris, France. Since then, thousands of patients have been successfully treated using this method without any unexpected complications. We’re excited to offer this advanced eye-color-changing procedure to our patients in the Tri-State Area and beyond.
In simple terms, this procedure involves placement of specially prepared color pigment particles into meticulously created corneal channels by the ZEISS VisuMax laser. These channels are created in a circular fashion around the pupil at a predetermined width according to each individual’s corneal anatomy.
The process requires a high level of accuracy by a very experienced VisuMax surgeon, as the proper centration of the channels around the pupils and symmetry between the eyes are of great significance, for best and most natural-appearing results.
Take our Kerato Self-Test to learn about your Keratopigmentation Eye Color Change candidacy.
Dr. Kevin Niksarli, MD, is one of the World’s most experienced ophthalmic surgeons utilizing ZEISS VisuMax technology for both LASIK and SMILE procedures. He was the first surgeon to perform the SMILE technique on the East Coast following its FDA approval in September, 2016. He has been performing exclusively laser vision correction for the past 25 years in his state-of-the-art Midtown Manhattan eye clinic, using the most advanced laser technologies, and has personally performed over 100,000 successful laser vision correction procedures.
He will utilize his vast expertise on this most advanced ZEISS laser for your eye color change operation, also called KERATO-PIGMENTATION. He is the only surgeon in NY to offer this advanced process in 4 different NY Tri-State clinic locations, both in New Jersey and New York.
There is a wide range of colors available, and palettes can be custom designed according to the patients' wishes.
Manhattan LASIK Center partners with Neoris Eyes, which has been investing in research to improve colorants.
Our patients and clientele include many celebrities and VIPs. Privacy of our patients is of utmost importance to us. Majority of our patients prefer not to have their pictures circulate in social media. That’s our commitment to you.
I feel so very blessed to have found out about the Manhattan Lasik Center. I felt like I was at an exclusive spa and I had a VIP pass. The staff was simply amazing, headed by Thai, who was informative and super patient. The icing to this experience was Dr. Niksarli, who absolutely authored the book in a bedside manner! His tender yet highly professional treatment was so heartwarming. I felt absolutely NO pain during the whole procedure or thereafter. My family is in awe and planning their own visit to Dr Niksarli.
– Cynthia H., Kerato Patient
The way Dr. Niksarli said the procedure was going to happen is exactly how it went. I was very comfortable. I had a very uneventful night the night after the surgery. There was no pain during the surgery and after during the recovery. I am loving my results!
– Mauria N., Kerato Patient
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We have 5 ZEISS VisuMax lasers capable of the Eye Color Change procedure, in 4 different locations: New York - New Jersey - Long Island - Westchester.
The Consultation, Procedure, and Follow-ups are all performed at the same location. There is no need to travel between offices.
We can provide hotel recommendations for out-of-state travelers.
The original price of the Keratopigmentation eye color change procedure is $13,000. Currently with our $1,000 OFF promotion, the total cost comes down to $12,000. The price includes a consultation with Q&A, complete eye diagnostic testing, and 12 months of Free follow-up and touch-ups whenever needed.
We are now offering interest-free financing up to 24-months through Alphaeon and Carecredit. If you’re interested in financing your procedure with CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit, we would highly encourage you to apply before your consultation. The application process is easy. Simply click here to apply to CareCredit and click here to apply to Alphaeon, submit your application to get pre-approved before your virtual consultation.
The procedure uses the ZEISS VisuMax Femtosecond laser that is adapted and programmed for this procedure to apply a pigment in the cornea through a circular micro-tunnel, which will cover the natural darker color of your eyes. Manhattan LASIK Center has this revolutionary technology at all 4 of their convenient locations in NY and NJ.
It is performed under local anesthesia with eye drops. The procedure takes 25-40 minutes for both eyes, and does not affect the internal structures of the eye. It also does not involve an eye implant.
During the first 24 hours following the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, for which we will recommend Advil or Tylenol, and some soothing eye drops that we provide.
Within the first 24-72 hrs following the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to bright light.
We will prescribe 2 different types of drops to prevent infection and to help the healing process of your eye surface.
How long does the color change results last?
The result is designed to be permanent. In some cases, there may be some decrease in the color intensity over time, which could be touched up to improve the appearance, if so desired.
Where can I undergo the procedure?
The procedure may be performed at any of our 4 convenient locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester.
Is the procedure painful?
No. There is no pain during the procedure, thanks to the numbing eye drops.
Can I specify the intensity of my new color?
Yes. The intensity of your eye color can be adjusted according to your preference by utilizing the corresponding amount of pigment.
Does Insurance pay for Keratopigmentation?
Since it is an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance will not cover its cost.
What is the cost of the procedure?
It costs $13,000 for both eyes and covers the cost of all your visits.
Is the initial consultation free of charge?
Yes, it is free, without commitment.
Is financing available?
Yes, up to 24-month 0% interest financing is available.
Is it possible to operate on an eye that has been treated by LASIK / PRK / SMILE in the past?
Yes, in most cases it is possible. We have treated many patients after refractive surgery. However, each case is unique. Dr. Niksarli will evaluate you for your candidacy. In case he cannot create corneal channels, he will inform you about it and no pigment will be inserted, and your deposit will be refunded back to you 100%.
Can the color pigment be removed?
Complete color reversal may not be possible. However, adjustments to its intensity can be performed.
Is it possible to change the intensity of the color?
Yes. It is easier to add more pigment to intensify the color, rather than remove the pigment.
At what minimum age can I undergo the procedure?
The minimum age is 25.
Will I be able to see the results immediately?
Your vision will be a bit blurry right after the procedure. However, you will be able to appreciate the change in your eye color. We recommend that you bring a friend/family member with you to guide you with the end result and assist you with your trip home.
How quickly can I get back to normal life after the operation?
Within few days, you can resume all your daily activities, including sports, make-up etc.