A California physician is ready to unveil something interesting about the eyes. Beneath the cornea and the outer layer of eye-color pigment lies blue eyes. Everyone has them, according to Dr. Gregg Homer from Stroma Medical Corporation in Laguna Beach, California.
A new 20-second surgical procedure Homer developed can remove the outer layer of pigment, revealing blue eyes. Is changing eye color any different from having breast enhancement surgery or dying hair? Well, maybe. The eyes are essential for communication, building trust and identity -- unlike other physical attributes.
The eye-color transformation doesn't happen overnight. After the surgery, the patient's natural eye color gets darker while the body absorbs the outer layer of pigment. Within four weeks the color of the eyes shifts to blue.
Unfortunately, patients don't know if they'll end up with a dark ocean blue, or pale sky blue eyes. The surgery costs $5,000 and is irreversible.