These pigments, certified as a CE class IIb medical device, are perfectly suited for keratopigmentation. They are sterilized using an approved industrial method (sterilization by gamma ionization at doses higher than 25 kGy).
Sold in peel-pouches in individual boxes with an implant card, an information leaflet and 3 tracking labels (batch number, components, etc.), their packaging is perfectly suited for clinics and hospitals.
Corneal tattooing or keratopigmentation can be practiced using different methods, and as such, different equipment may be used.
Techniques and equipment
The preparation of the surgical site will be the same, depending on the practitioner’s preferences
The incision and the creation of the ring can be performed manually or using a laser
- Manual technique:
- Incision using a keratome or a scalpel
- Creation of the pouch: spreader or dissector
- Placement of the pigment: spreader or micromanipulator
- Laser technique:
- Incision and cut using a femtosecond laser
- Placement of the pigment: spreader
200 KHz WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser
- Tattooing technique:
- BIOCEA medical dermograph
- Cartridges with round needles: from micro 1-point to round 5-point (liner or power).
The pigment dispersion, incorrectly called “pigment” or “ink”, that used to be used was BIOCHROMADERM® pigment. Results were excellent and the product was approved as a Medical Device (MD). However, this product was designed to colour skin and mucous membranes.
A special product for the eye (a similar pH to tears, osmotic pressure etc.) was developed by Laboratoires BIOTIC Phocea, called BIOCHROMAEYES®, which is available in all normal iris colours.