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Boao Super Hospital makes China's first artificial iris implantation operation

Updated: June 28, 2020 L M S

China's first artificial iris implant operation was carried out at Boao Super Hospital on June 28, 2020 by Chen Wei, director of the International Eye Center of Boao Super Hospital and deputy head of the Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), alongside Zhao Zhenquan, who is also from WMU's Eye Hospital.

The advantage of the artificial iris is that it can be folded to reduce surgical trauma and it looks real as it can imitate the natural iris, meeting aesthetic needs. 

In addition, patients can also customize the size and shape of their implanted iris. The artificial iris can be implanted alone or in combination with intraocular lenses to meet the personalized needs of complex clinical cases.