Tameka 'Tiny' Harris underwent risky surgery to change eyes to 'ice gray'

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Reality Star Tiny Harris Talks About Eye Color Change Procedure

Reality star Tameka "Tiny" Harris has been making headlines recently after debuting a brand-new eye color -- and this hue cannot be attributed to a set of colored contacts.

Harris talked with "Good Morning America" Thursday about the risky procedure she underwent, telling Deborah Roberts that the color she purchased is "ice gray."

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Tameka 'Tiny' Harris underwent risky surgery to change eyes to 'ice gray'
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2010 file photo, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, wife of Grammy award winning artist Clifford "TI" Harris, is shown at Alzheimers "For the Love of Our Fathers" foundation honoree luncheon at the Luckie Lounge in Atlanta. Prosecutors have charged rapper T.I.'s wife with one count of misdemeanor drug possession stemming from a Sept. 1, arrest on the Sunset Strip. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 20: Artist Tameka 'Tiny' Harris (L) attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 presented by Sprite at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on September 20, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Recording artist Tameka 'Tiny' Harris visits 106 & Park at BET studio on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Tameka 'Tiny' Harris attends the 2014 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Fans first noticed Harris' eye color change while she was making publicity rounds earlier this month for her newest reality show on VH1.

She also stars in the reality show "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle," which features her husband, rapper T.I., and their six children.

Eventually, Harris confirmed on her Instagram account that she did lighten her eyes.

"I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin it. ... I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry! Blessed to say my vision is #perfect after my #ice-gray implants!"

According to Brightocular's website, an "artificial iris implant made of a thin, flexible, biocompatible, colored medical grade silicone" is slipped over the eye to give it a different color.

Celebs with unusual eyes:

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Tameka 'Tiny' Harris underwent risky surgery to change eyes to 'ice gray'
Did you ever notice that actress Kate Bosworth has one blue eye and one eye that is both hazel and blue? She's an absolute stunner. (Michael Loccisano via Getty Images)

Kiefer Sutherland has one blue eye and one green eye.

(Junko Kimura via Getty Images)

Beautiful Jane Seymour has one green eye and one brown eye.

(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Elizabeth Berkley's left eye is green, but her right eye is half-green/half-brown. Put that together and you get one stunning star.

(Mark Von Holden /Invision/AP)

You probably never noticed, but Mila Kunis has one eye that's mostly green, and another eye that appears to be brown.

(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Henry Cavill has heterochromia -- his  left eye is both blue and brown.

(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

David Bowie has a permanently dilated pupil in his left eye, which makes it look darker than his right.



Harris told GMA she had to travel to Africa to have the procedure because it's not legal in the U.S. But clearly, she thinks the effort was worth it.

"I looked in the mirror and I was like, 'They're amazing. I love them,'" Harris said.

Maybe one of the reasons Harris loves her new eye color so much is because it's a pretty rare shade.

A contact lens website notes that gray-silver eyes are very uncommon and are mostly seen in Eastern European countries. The unusual color comes from a lack of pigmentation in the eye.

According to a report on the subject written by an oculoplastic surgeon, patients run the risk of blurry vision, glaucoma, light sensitivity and even have the possibility of losing their vision altogether after having the colored implants put in.

As for Harris, she says she's experienced no side effects yet from the procedure. To hear more of her interview with GMA, head on over to the show's website.

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