Artificial irises provide improved cosmetic options and better functionality for large defects

SAN FRANCISCO — While small iris defects can be treated with sutures, patients with large iris defects who have poor cosmetics and light sensitivity can be successfully treated with artificial irises, according to a speaker here.
“Not only do these devices reduce light and glare sensitivity, but what they do for a person’s psychology, their emotional state, their ability to interact with people is beyond study,” Kevin M. Miller, MD, said as he delivered the Charles D. Kelman Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
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