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Severe glaucoma and vision loss due to cosmetic iris implants

Dominic McCall, Alex Hamilton, John Grigg and Son Chau-Vo
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (4): 181. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01526
Published online: 2 March 2015

To the Editor: With medical tourism on the rise, public education concerning the risks of procedures performed abroad is imperative to the health and wellbeing of the Australian population. The insertion of cosmetic iris implants is a procedure currently promoted overseas. Here, we describe an example of the risks associated with this procedure.

  • Dominic McCall1
  • Alex Hamilton1
  • John Grigg2
  • Son Chau-Vo3

  • 1 Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 South Western Eye Care, Sydney, NSW.


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