Monday, November 14, 2011

Blue Eyes

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Sophia Loren

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.


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,  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? 


  1. Mmm, sounds interesting. Are you up for it? Haha.

    I'm fine with my dark brown, and I also don't wanna use colored contacts just to alter my eye color. I got nothing against those who wanna change from brown to blue as long as it's safe. Btw, now that it can be changed to blue, are the off-springs gonna be blue as well? Or the genetic structure of the individual as brown-eyed will still remain?

  2. @Myke.. I'm not up to it because I'm sure it will not compliment my handsome face.. lol!

    I'm pretty sure that the genetic structure of a person remains intact no matter what.. It's just like eliminating the brown pigment of the eyes, so I'm pretty sure that no matter how you hide, your genes/eye color will still be passed on to your offsprings.

    You're really a funny one! ewan ko sau Myke haha

  3. Looks cool and kind of scary when you think that it is irreversible. Speak of scary, still Lasik surgery is still the most scariest one in terms of object permanently mighty-bonded with your eyes (not a long term solution to everyone's eyesight).