Multi-lamellar Polychromatic Keratopigmentation: A Novel Approach for Corneal Tattooing

The Open Ophthalmology Journal 03 Apr 2024 CASE REPORT DOI: 10.2174/0118743641269201240101104359



Corneal keratopigmentation, commonly known as corneal tattooing, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the visual appearance of non-functional eyes due to congenital, traumatic, or other ocular conditions.

Case Presentation

This case study presents the outcomes of polychromatic lamellar keratopigmentation, a novel technique employed in three patients. The study assesses cosmetic improvements, patient satisfaction, pigment stability, and procedural complications.


The study evaluated the outcomes of polychromatic lamellar keratopigmentation in three patients. The procedure achieved an average cosmetic improvement rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5, reflecting substantial enhancement in corneal appearance. Patients reported a mean satisfaction rating of 9.2 on a scale of 1 to 10, indicating high contentment. Pigment stability over 1 to 3.5 years was excellent, with no complications reported. This underscores the procedure's effectiveness, durability, and safety as a cosmetic enhancement for non-functional eyes.


The novel polychromatic lamellar keratopigmentation technique is highly effective, with quantifiable improvements in cosmetic appearance, exceptional patient satisfaction, and remarkable pigment stability. This procedure offers a promising and durable option for enhancing the appearance of non-functional eyes.

Keywords: Multi-lamellar polychromatic keratopigmentation, Corneal tattooing, Novel technique, Visual appearance, Ocular conditions, Corneal keratopigmentation.
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