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.
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.
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 designed according to the patients’ wishes.
Manhattan LASIK Center partners with Neoris Eyes, which has been investing in research to improve colorants for nearly two years.
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.
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.
The procedure is performed with the Zeiss femtosecond laser. Manhattan LASIK Center has this revolutionary safe technology at all 4 of their convenient locations in NY and NJ.
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.