“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Modernization and commercialization have brought changes in our perspectives with regards to modern beauty. From simple beauty regimen to the inception of invasive and non- invasive surgical procedures, It suddenly changed a lot. Achieving the complexities of different aesthetic levels from hair, wrinkles, eye bags, nose, lips, teeth, sagging boobs, body fats, butt, and even skin color is much easier to enhance and modify with today's age. Even the ugliest duckling in town can now be transformed into a beautiful pinkish swan or a phoenix in no time. Just recently, the latest breakthrough in science unveiled; say adios to blue colored contact lenses and say hello to your very own blue eyes.
|Dr. Gregg Homer|
Dr. Gregg Homer of Stoma Medical in California announed that he came up with a way to turn brown eyes to blue in about 20 seconds. The treatment uses a laser tuned to a specific frequency to remove the brown pigment called "Melanin" from the upper layer of the Iris. Once removed, the blue color underneath is revealed. The whole transformation process takes about two to three weeks.
According to the article that I read, eye color is basically a polygenic trait of an individual. It is determined by the amount and type of pigments present in the iris of the eyes. In this context, three elements are mainly considered, namely the melanin content of the iris pigment epithelium, the melanin content within the iris stroma and the cellular density of the iris stroma. The main reason for difference in the eye colors of individuals is the melanin content within the iris stroma.
THE LASER PROCEDURE
Dr. Homer's idea does really make sense, but this procedure is irreversible since the melanin can't grow back once it's removed. Dr. Robert Cykiert, an associate professor of ophthalmology at NYU Langone Medical Center, told ABCNEWS.com, that burning large amounts of brown pigment is likely to cause inflammation and potential damage to the cornea. The procedure could also bring on cataracts, depending on the severity of the inflammation.
It is a fact that the eyes are the windows of our soul, and they are the ones that we usually notice when see a person. For some reason that I can't fathom, it's one of the primary features that attract us to an individual. With the removal of melanin--- the pigment covering our eyes, there's a tendency that we can clearly expose the windows of our souls. For some, it is more meaningful while others think that it is better to keep it hidden the way it was originally designed.
Reports said that this special treatment could be available in countries outside America within 18 months. Anyone's interested?