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Question:
Are there any eye procedures that can be performed to change my eye color?

Answer:
In short, no. The eye color is determined by the iris in the interior of the eye. The iris is a fragile tissue which reacts strongly if disturbed. There is no known way to alter its color without doing substantial damage. You could consider colored contact lenses which are available in a variety of colors and can enhance your natural color or change it altogether. See an Eye M.D. for a prescription—and only buy from retailers who require a prescription.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: General Eye Health

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