Your eyes are one of the most important sensory organs of your body. They allow you to see and visualize the world around you. There are people in this world who are not as fortunate and do not have fully functioning eyes. Some diseases in the eye affect the way the iris forms and affects the amount of light approaching the eye. This can cause extreme sensitivity to sunlight and cause major distress in vision. There is a new implant released called BrightOcular that can change all of that.
BrightOcular is the only intraocular implant invented in the United States that can be used to permanently cover up iris defects such as coloboma, aniridia, ocular albinism, and eye trauma. When the iris is deformed, the BrightOcular implant can be placed inside to play the role of an artificial iris. Because of its patented structure and design, it will lay inside the eye in a stable fashion while preventing excess light from entering the eye. Depending on the color of your eye, the proper color can be chosen. BrightOcular can also be used to cosmetically change the color of your eye even if you have healthy eyes.
What does this mean for patients with medical conditions? Patients can now have a healthy visual field without straining their eyes because of excess light. No more sunshades, UV color contacts, or prosthetic color contacts to avoid the bright light and or cover their iris deformity.
With BrightOcular, sunny days become bearable, enjoyable, and beautiful. Under a new program for BrightOcular, patients with medical conditions that can benefit from the BrightOcular implant can have the procedure done for FREE.
BrightOcular has an estimated time frame of European approval of 18-24 months to treat medical conditions. Next step would be filing with the FDA and bringing this popular procedure to the United States.