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VIDEO: Doctor claims he can change brown eyes to blue

Posted: 10/11/2011 02:25 PM
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AN EYE doctor has reportedly pioneered a laser procedure that can permanantly change a person's eye colour.

Dr Gregg Homer claims that the 20-second procedure can remove the pigment in brown eyes so they gradually turn blue over the course of three weeks.

The former entertainment lawyer is now allegedly looking for $750,000 (£468,000) of investment to expand on his research, which he hopes to take to the commercial market in 18 months.

Dr Homer, the firm's chairman and chief scientific officer, explained: "The laser agitates the pigment on the surface of the iris. We use two frequencies that are absorbed by dark pigment, and it is fully absorbed so there is no danger of damage to the rest of the eye."

"It heats it up and changes the structure of the pigment cells. The body recognises they are damaged tissue and sends out a protein. This recruits another feature that is like little pac-men that digest the tissue at a molecular level."