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Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss and Iritis Associated With a New Cosmetic Iris Implant

Alla Kelly, MD1,2; Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD2,3
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1St Paul Eye Clinic, St Paul, Minnesota
2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, University of Minnesota, St Paul
3Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(6):723-724. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0488.
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Anterior chamber cosmetic iris implants permanently alter the apparent iris color. Previous reports of these implants highlight adverse outcomes with severe ocular morbidity, including glaucoma, corneal endothelial decompensation, iris damage, and uveitis, which may result in vision loss.13 These reports concern the NewColorIris implant (Kahn Medical Devices). We report a case involving a new cosmetic iris implant, BrightOcular (Stellar Devices LLC), causing iris damage, uveitis, and corneal endothelial damage.

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BrightOcular Cosmetic Iris Implant in the Eye

Slitlamp color photograph of the cosmetic iris implant in the right eye.

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Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomographic Image of the Cosmetic Iris Implant

Anterior segment optical coherence tomographic image showing the cosmetic iris implant with iris apposition and iris tuck in the nasal angle of the left eye (arrowhead).

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