Frequently
Asked
Questions

What is Yeux Clairs procedure?

It’s a procedure that uses a laser to lighten the color of the eyes, decreasing the natural pigment quantity in the eyes, revealing the natural color of the iris fibers.

The laser used in Yeux Clairs procedure achieves the destruction of the iris melanin pigment cells without moving them from their place. This makes that organism itself removes the destroyed cells and lightens the iris color. To avoid that the pigment moves from its place and to prevent iris inflammation, the laser is applied in several sessions.

 

The color of the iris cannot be chosen.

This is because Yeux Clairs procedure does not give any color to the iris, but it depigments it, revealing the natural color of the iris fibers.

In most people, the most common achieved color is gray-blue in different hues.

 

Yes.

So far none of our patients have regressed their pigmentation. So far the results had been stable after several years of the last laser session.

 

The treatment is done in several sessions, applied daily for 2 days in a week, and resting for at least 2 months after the 6th session. More sessions can be done if you want to have your eyes lighten further, but it is advised to let 2 to 3 months pass after the last session before deciding if more sessions are desirable and possible.

 

Yes.

Yeux Clairs is a highly safe and effective procedure but, as any other treatment, is not without risks.

 

No!

Most patients feel a little discomfort during the treatment, but not pain.

 

The procedure starts with the instillation of eye drops and a gel over the eyes. With the person seated, putting the chin and forehead in the equipment, the laser is applied by an ophthalmologist. During this process it is required to stare at an illuminated objective and stay still, the person and the eyes. It is first done in one eye, and then in the other eye.

 

Usually the vision will get a little bit blurred, without pain. The eyes could be a little red. The eye color will look exactly as before starting the procedure.

Some people don’t feel anything different at all!

 

At the end of the sessions, a change in the color of the iris will hardly be observed. It takes about 2-3 weeks to begin to notice the lightening and ends at about 2-3 months. That is when you can decide if more sessions will be held.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed in an office. It does not require sterility or decontamination processes.

The total number of sessions varies from person to person, specifically by the thickness of the iris pigment.

In people with light-colored irises, fewer sessions are required than in people with very dark color. It is common to require from 6 to 18 sessions.

There is no maximum number of sessions that can be made.

Depending on your desired lightnening you can perform as many sessions as you wish, but this also depends on the iris tolerating more sessions.

To evaluate if more sessions can be done, it is necessary to wait for at least 2 months after the last session.

Is Yeux Clairs procedure right for me?

Most people that we have evaluated had been eligible!

There are some requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to determine if someone is eligible:

  • 18 year old adult or older.
  • Normal intraocular pressure.
  • Transparent cornea.
  • Normal iridocorneal angle.
  • Normal configuration of the iris.

All this requirements will be evaluated in the first visit; during this visit the viability of the procedure will be determined.

Unfortunately yes.

The following are some contraindications to do the Yeux Clairs procedure:

  • Corneal stains or scars.
  • Iris holes.
  • History of uveitis.
  • Healing problems.
  • Coagulation alterations.
  • Rheumatologic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.)

Please read our Safety and Efficacy page for further details.

Yes!

None of these conditions help or obstructs the performing of Yeux Clairs procedure.

No.

The iris does not contribute to the presence or magnitude of any of these conditions. Although the Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with laser, it only acts on the iris. It does not cause any change in any of these conditions, neither to increase them nor to diminish them.

Yes.

Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK or SMILE, do not represent any problem to perform Yeux Clairs procedure.

Yes!

Both surgeries can be performed after the Yeux Clairs procedure without affecting the result, neither of the iris color nor of these surgeries.

In case you are looking to get any of these surgeries together with the iris lightening, we recommend first performing the Yeux Clairs procedure and then the LASIK or SMILE surgery. We can also help you with these surgeries. For more information about this, please visit the page: enSight.

The Yeux Clairs procedure does not cause any disturbance to the vision, not to improve or worsen it. After the procedure, it is expected that the vision will be the same as before you started.

To change the color of the eyes, the following options exist:

  • Colored contact lenses.
  • Iris implants, such as BrightOcular or NewIris.
  • Corneal pigmentation, such as Neoris.

For ethical reasons, we reserve any comments, either in favor or against these options. It is noted that no type of eye drops has shown any effect in lightening the color of the iris, whether commercial, natural or homemade.

Maybe.

Depending on the type of laser used and the change you have had, the Yeux Clairs procedure may apply.

We have had the opportunity to apply the Yeux Clairs procedure to people who have had some laser sessions in other locations with good lightening results. However we have observed some unexpected effects, such as increased intraocular pressure or alterations in the shape of the pupil derived from the amount of pigment released out of place or from the inflammation caused by previous sessions.

No.

BrightOcular consists of applying a colored silicone implant over the iris. This is done in an operating room, making an incision in the cornea and placing the implants inside the eyes.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with a laser that does not use any implants in the eye or require the use of an operating room.

No.

BrightOcular implants block the iris and do not allow our laser to penetrate to the iris. Nor do we recommend it when the implants have been removed, since there are usually thinned areas in the iris as a result of the rubbing of the implants, but this has to be evaluated in a personalized way.

However, we can remove the implants and evaluate if the iris is suitable for our Yeux Clairs procedure.

No.

Neoris is a pigmentation system of the cornea where a tunnel is made between the fibers of the cornea with laser and filled with pigment.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with a different kind of laser that acts on the iris and not on the cornea. It does not use any type of pigment.

No.

Neoris corneal pigmentation partially blocks the passage of our laser to the iris, so some of the energy will be applied to the cornea, with uncertain (most likely negative) effects. In case the pigment is removed, it would have to be evaluated in a personalized way if it was withdrawn in sufficient quantity so that it does not obstruct our laser.

However, Neoris corneal pigmentation can be performed after the Yeux Clairs procedure as the pigments are placed in the cornea, well in front of the iris.

We don’t know!

These procedures are done with a laser and seek the removal of pigment from the iris, but we do not know exactly the type of laser they use, how many different types of laser they uses or how they use them.

If you have a question that has not been addressed here, please fill out this form and we will gladly answer it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yeux Clairs procedure?

It’s a procedure that uses a laser to lighten the color of the eyes, decreasing the natural pigment quantity in the eyes, revealing the natural color of the iris fibers.

The laser used in Yeux Clairs procedure achieves the destruction of the iris melanin pigment cells without moving them from their place. This makes that organism itself removes the destroyed cells and lightens the iris color. To avoid that the pigment moves from its place and to prevent iris inflammation, the laser is applied in several sessions.

 

The color of the iris cannot be chosen.

This is because Yeux Clairs procedure does not give any color to the iris, but it depigments it, revealing the natural color of the iris fibers.

In most people, the most common achieved color is gray-blue in different hues.

 

Yes.

So far none of our patients have regressed their pigmentation. So far the results had been stable after several years of the last laser session.

 

The treatment is done in several sessions, applied daily for 2 days in a week, and resting for at least 2 months after the 6th session. More sessions can be done if you want to have your eyes lighten further, but it is advised to let 2 to 3 months pass after the last session before deciding if more sessions are desirable and possible.

 

Yes.

Yeux Clairs is a highly safe and effective procedure but, as any other treatment, is not without risks.

 

No!

Most patients feel a little discomfort during the treatment, but not pain.

 

The procedure starts with the instillation of eye drops and a gel over the eyes. With the person seated, putting the chin and forehead in the equipment, the laser is applied by an ophthalmologist. During this process it is required to stare at an illuminated objective and stay still, the person and the eyes. It is first done in one eye, and then in the other eye.

 

Usually the vision will get a little bit blurred, without pain. The eyes could be a little red. The eye color will look exactly as before starting the procedure.

Some people don’t feel anything different at all!

 

At the end of the sessions, a change in the color of the iris will hardly be observed. It takes about 2-3 weeks to begin to notice the lightening and ends at about 2-3 months. That is when you can decide if more sessions will be held.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed in an office. It does not require sterility or decontamination processes.

The total number of sessions varies from person to person, specifically by the thickness of the iris pigment.

In people with light-colored irises, fewer sessions are required than in people with very dark color. It is common to require from 6 to 18 sessions.

There is no maximum number of sessions that can be made.

Depending on your desired lightnening you can perform as many sessions as you wish, but this also depends on the iris tolerating more sessions.

To evaluate if more sessions can be done, it is necessary to wait for at least 2 months after the last session.

Is Yeux Clairs procedure right for me?

Most people than we have evaluated had been eligible!

There are some requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to determine if someone is eligible:

  • 18 year old adult or older.
  • Normal intraocular pressure.
  • Transparent cornea.
  • Normal iridocorneal angle.
  • Normal configuration of the iris.

All this requirements will be evaluated in the first visit; during this visit the viability of the procedure will be determined.

Unfortunately yes.

The following are some contraindications to do the Yeux Clairs procedure:

  • Corneal stains or scars.
  • Iris holes.
  • History of uveitis.
  • Healing problems.
  • Coagulation alterations.
  • Rheumatologic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.)

Please read our Safety and Efficacy page for further details.

Yes!

None of these conditions help or obstructs the performing of Yeux Clairs procedure.

No.

The iris does not contribute to the presence or magnitude of any of these conditions. Although the Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with laser, it only acts on the iris. It does not cause any change in any of these conditions, neither to increase them nor to diminish them.

Yes.

Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK or SMILE, do not represent any problem to perform Yeux Clairs procedure.

Yes!

Both surgeries can be performed after the Yeux Clairs procedure without affecting the result, neither of the iris color nor of these surgeries.

In case you are looking to get any of these surgeries together with the iris lightening, we recommend first performing the Yeux Clairs procedure and then the LASIK or SMILE surgery. We can also help you with these surgeries. For more information about this, please visit the page: enSight.

The Yeux Clairs procedure does not cause any disturbance to the vision, not to improve or worsen it. After the procedure, it is expected that the vision will be the same as before you started.

To change the color of the eyes, the following options exist:

  • Colored contact lenses.
  • Iris implants, such as BrightOcular or NewIris.
  • Corneal pigmentation, such as Neoris.

For ethical reasons, we reserve any comments, either in favor or against these options. It is noted that no type of eye drops has shown any effect in lightening the color of the iris, whether commercial, natural or homemade.

Maybe.

Depending on the type of laser used and the change you have had, the Yeux Clairs procedure may apply.

We have had the opportunity to apply the Yeux Clairs procedure to people who have had some laser sessions in other locations with good lightening results. However we have observed some unexpected effects, such as increased intraocular pressure or alterations in the shape of the pupil derived from the amount of pigment released out of place or from the inflammation caused by previous sessions.

No.

BrightOcular consists of applying a colored silicone implant over the iris. This is done in an operating room, making an incision in the cornea and placing the implants inside the eyes.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with a laser that does not use any implants in the eye or require the use of an operating room.

No.

BrightOcular implants block the iris and do not allow our laser to penetrate to the iris. Nor do we recommend it when the implants have been removed, since there are usually thinned areas in the iris as a result of the rubbing of the implants, but this has to be evaluated in a personalized way.

However, we can remove the implants and evaluate if the iris is suitable for our Yeux Clairs procedure.

No.

Neoris is a pigmentation system of the cornea where a tunnel is made between the fibers of the cornea with laser and filled with pigment.

The Yeux Clairs procedure is performed with a different kind of laser that acts on the iris and not on the cornea. It does not use any type of pigment.

No.

Neoris corneal pigmentation partially blocks the passage of our laser to the iris, so some of the energy will be applied to the cornea, with uncertain (most likely negative) effects. In case the pigment is removed, it would have to be evaluated in a personalized way if it was withdrawn in sufficient quantity so that it does not obstruct our laser.

However, Neoris corneal pigmentation can be performed after the Yeux Clairs procedure as the pigments are placed in the cornea, well in front of the iris.

We don’t know!

These procedures are done with a laser and seek the removal of pigment from the iris, but we do not know exactly the type of laser they use, how many different types of laser they uses or how they use them.

If you have a question that has not been addressed here, please fill out this form and we will gladly answer it.