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Question:
Can you actually change the color of one's eye through corneal transplantation?

Answer:
Eye color is predominantly due to the color of the iris. The cornea is a transparent structure in the front of the eye. When patients undergo corneal transplantation, occasionally the eye gains a bluish hue due to the healing of the periphery of the transplant. In patients who wish to change their eye color, the safest method is with a prescription from your Eye M.D. for colored contact lenses.

Answered by: Omar R. Chaudhary, MD Dr. Omar R. Chaudhary

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jun 26, 2013

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