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NewIris is the registered trademark and original product for the USpat. artificial iris diaphragm implant manufactured by Kahn Medical Devices, Corp. NewIris.com and kahnmedical.com are the official information sites. Only through this contact points are potential NewIris patients able to reach Dr. Kahn. Newcoloriris.com is an independent sales agent in the New York area, Novacordairis.com in Brazil and Newiris.de in Germany.
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  • How do I know if  I am eligible to have the NewIris procedure?
    Ocular pathologies must first be ruled out.  Specific parameters like eye pressure, anterior chamber depth, gonioscopy and corneal health need to be examined by a comprehensive ophthalmologist.  Results are sent to Kahn Medical to determine eligibility. 
  • Will myopia, astigmatism and other refractive errors exclude me from having the procedure?
    No, but NewIris is not refractive and pre-op and post-op vision may remain the same.  Patients may continue to wear prescription glasses or contact lenses as before.  Lasik may be feasible in selected patients.
  • How long is the recovery period?
    Patients are asked to stay for one week for surgery and post-op follow-up.  Vision is expected to remain blurry between two to four days after the procedure.  Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory eye drops are prescribed during this period.  Results are natural and patients are able to return to their normal activities after this time. 
  • Is the procedure painful?
    The procedure is not painful.  It is ambulatory and performed under topical anesthesia. 
  • Can anyone tell I have a faked color like by contact lenses?
    Results are so natural that only your ophthalmologist under slit lamp examination can detect the implants.  
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  • Are there surgical side effects?
    Proper patient selection is a must, thou the importance of the pre-op evaluation.  Potential complications are infections, ocular hypertension, iritis and corneal oedema.
  • How often must a patient have an ophthalmic consultation after the New Iris procedure?
    A biannual check by a comprehensive ophthalmologist is advised. 
  • Is NewIris explantable?
    Yes, it may be explantated if desire. 
  • Why Panama?
    Kuna Indians in Panama have the higher incidence of ocular albinism in the world.  Ocular albinism, beside colobomas, heterochromia and traumatica irides, is one of the main medical indications for the procedure.  The device has not been filed in the FDA.
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  • How does NewIris help albinos?
    The device blocks some of the dangerous UV radiation affecting the eyes of these patients without natural pigmentation.  In tropical regions, they are prone to early blindness, discrimination, and working limitations.   
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