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Eye Whitening

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  • Posted By: lynnie1952
  • August 23, 2010
  • 04:53 PM

Hi

Can anyone advise me if they have undergone eye whitening and whether it was successful. My eyes are yellow and I have had a lot of tests and it is not a physical problem.

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  • Hi Can anyone advise me if they have undergone eye whitening and whether it was successful. My eyes are yellow and I have had a lot of tests and it is not a physical problem. ThanksYes, you can learn about this procedure at www.WhiterEyes.com - also you can call Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler's office in Los Angeles, CA 310-860-1900 to learn more about the procedure.Procedure performed over a 3 day visit to Los Angles. Healing took about 18 weeks. However, within about a month eyes already look noticeably whiter. Take about 2 weeks off work, eyes feel light sensitive and achy for about 10 days.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2010
    • 06:32 PM
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  • I would advise you not to get the eye whitening done. I had it done By Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler almost 8 months ago and I regret it. When I finished the steroid drops my eyes got so ****ed up. I had it done for bloodshot eyes. I knew there were risks and was given a list of them but the problems I'm having with my eyes were not listed. Before I had it done my eyes were bloodshot and dry, but now there so sore all the time and still dry. There not as bloodshot, veins appeared in different places, though. Just last week I've been having alot of pain in both my eyes and the pain goes right to the back of my head. My eyes have like a pressure feeling, aswell. I go through a 30ml bottle of artifical tears in like a week and a half. When I emailed the doctor about the pain I've been having his reply was at least they don't look as bad as they did. In the inside cornors of my eyes has this bluish color that you can really notice when I look to the outer side, which I also hate. I do really wish I had not of gotten this procedure done, but I was desperate for my eyes not to be bloodshot.
    jen1982 2 Replies
    • September 20, 2010
    • 07:41 PM
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  • I would advise you not to get the eye whitening done. I had it done By Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler almost 8 months ago and I regret it. When I finished the steroid drops my eyes got so ****ed up. I had it done for bloodshot eyes. I knew there were risks and was given a list of them but the problems I'm having with my eyes were not listed. Before I had it done my eyes were bloodshot and dry, but now there so sore all the time and still dry. There not as bloodshot, veins appeared in different places, though. Just last week I've been having alot of pain in both my eyes and the pain goes right to the back of my head. My eyes have like a pressure feeling, aswell. I go through a 30ml bottle of artifical tears in like a week and a half. When I emailed the doctor about the pain I've been having his reply was at least they don't look as bad as they did. In the inside cornors of my eyes has this bluish color that you can really notice when I look to the outer side, which I also hate. I do really wish I had not of gotten this procedure done, but I was desperate for my eyes not to be bloodshot. I am really sorry that you didn't get the results you expected with Dr. Brian. Have you tried to contact Dr. Kim? He is the pioneer of the procedure, so he might be able to give you some advice. When you say your eyes are feeling sore what do you mean? Do they affect your day life? Are they dry and burning? Are you unable to watch television or stare at a computer screen for too long? Do they become bloodshot easily? I am also thinking of having the procedure done (with Dr. Kim though) so I would really like to hear from you, because, like everyone, I am concerned about the long term effects of the procedure. Thank you very much
    reyzen 2 Replies
    • September 29, 2010
    • 06:33 AM
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  • My eyes are still somewhat dry, but when I say pain I mean actual pain. To touch my eyes even lightly hurts, it sort of feels like if I had been punched in the eyes, almost as if they were bruised. Watching tv isn't much of a problem most of the time, but the computer is a whole other story. I can only be on the computer for a little while at a time. But I try not to be on it at all anymore, I only go on maybe twice a week just to check my email, sometimes like now I cruise around for a few minutes. If I could go back I would not of had this procedure done. Before I had it done my eyes were very bloodshot and they were dry also, but I had started taking Theratears capsules which helped with the dryness. I really hated the way they looked but at least they didn't hurt. It's a lot of money to spend on something that just messes your eyes up even more.
    jen1982 2 Replies
    • October 17, 2010
    • 08:02 PM
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  • My eyes are still somewhat dry, but when I say pain I mean actual pain. To touch my eyes even lightly hurts, it sort of feels like if I had been punched in the eyes, almost as if they were bruised. Watching tv isn't much of a problem most of the time, but the computer is a whole other story. I can only be on the computer for a little while at a time. But I try not to be on it at all anymore, I only go on maybe twice a week just to check my email, sometimes like now I cruise around for a few minutes. If I could go back I would not of had this procedure done. Before I had it done my eyes were very bloodshot and they were dry also, but I had started taking Theratears capsules which helped with the dryness. I really hated the way they looked but at least they didn't hurt. It's a lot of money to spend on something that just messes your eyes up even more. I am really sorry to hear that you are still in pain Jen :( How long after the procedure did this pain start? Have you contacted Dr. Brian about it? Does he have an explanation for the pain? I haven't heard this pain problem from Dr. Kim's patients, that's why I asked you to contact him. Does the pain last all day long or only when you touch the eyes or stare at the pc screen? What about at night? Does it wake you up? Also, have your eyes become bloodshot and as dry as they were before you had the procedure? Have you checked if the pain is from other reasons i.e. raise of myopia etc? I really hope you get better soon!
    reyzen 2 Replies
    • October 19, 2010
    • 03:07 PM
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  • My eyes are still somewhat dry, but when I say pain I mean actual pain. To touch my eyes even lightly hurts, it sort of feels like if I had been punched in the eyes, almost as if they were bruised. Watching tv isn't much of a problem most of the time, but the computer is a whole other story. I can only be on the computer for a little while at a time. But I try not to be on it at all anymore, I only go on maybe twice a week just to check my email, sometimes like now I cruise around for a few minutes. If I could go back I would not of had this procedure done. Before I had it done my eyes were very bloodshot and they were dry also, but I had started taking Theratears capsules which helped with the dryness. I really hated the way they looked but at least they didn't hurt. It's a lot of money to spend on something that just messes your eyes up even more.I was reading some past posts. This person only made two and has never been back. She's got me re-considering, definitely!! Click on her name and then view all posts to see her 1st. She says she complained about the pain to Dr. Brian and his response was that at least they look better! :(
    Shandajh 11 Replies
    • November 8, 2010
    • 10:24 PM
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  • What kind of precautions need to be taken after the procedure? My instinct is that the eyes would REALLY need to be protected after the conjunctiva is removed, say, by wearing something like Panoptx glasses. Also, wouldn't flying 20+ hours in a plane be bad? Planes have always been brutal on my eyes. I'd be willing to do anything post-op to optimize conditions for healing, including staying in Korea/Asia for a couple of months if at all necessary.
    Corn Starch 5 Replies
    • November 9, 2010
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  • Also, wouldn't one's lifestyle have to dramatically change after something like this? For example, I think I have a genetic propensity to have red eyes; my parents have them too, but not nearly to the same extent. However, I believe mine have been exacerbated through a combination of:-eyestrain from frequent computer use-allergen exposure-constant stress-poor sleepSo I wonder, wouldn't a hypothetical red-eye surgery patient need to eliminate or at least reduce these triggers that instigated vascularization in the first place, lest engorged blood vessels get created again?
    Corn Starch 5 Replies
    • November 10, 2010
    • 11:11 PM
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  • Also, wouldn't one's lifestyle have to dramatically change after something like this? For example, I think I have a genetic propensity to have red eyes; my parents have them too, but not nearly to the same extent. However, I believe mine have been exacerbated through a combination of:-eyestrain from frequent computer use-allergen exposure-constant stress-poor sleepSo I wonder, wouldn't a hypothetical red-eye surgery patient need to eliminate or at least reduce these triggers that instigated vascularization in the first place, lest engorged blood vessels get created again?Cornstarch, I'm in complete agreement with your theory. After all, if scleral calcification can be caused by lack of oxygen and the veins that are being removed are what bring oxygen to the eyes, then if the veins that want to be there, due to dryness, etc, are not there, then wouldn't this be like suffocating your eyes !? And maybe that's what causes all the bad side effects - well the calcification for sure, since Dr. Kim said that's due to lack of oxygen! What I don't understand is why are the ugly surface veins so important though? I mean, those lucky people with clear eyes have no surface veins - all theirs are hidden deep below the surface. So, I would think we all also have all those deep below the surface veins also that could bring the oxygen!? I'm not risking it though until my eyes feel good and if they never do, then so be it, no eye whitening for me.
    Shandajh 11 Replies
    • November 13, 2010
    • 09:36 PM
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  • I agree Shandajh. I'm trying to book a diagnostic session with the Cleveland Clinic (described here) to get some ideas as to what exactly is causing the eye problems and how to get it under control properly. I still want to try using an oxygen tank somehow like I mentioned in the other thread, but I think it'll be hard to obtain!
    Corn Starch 5 Replies
    • November 14, 2010
    • 01:15 PM
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  • I would advise you not to get the eye whitening done. I had it done By Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler almost 8 months ago and I regret it. When I finished the steroid drops my eyes got so ****ed up. I had it done for bloodshot eyes. I knew there were risks and was given a list of them but the problems I'm having with my eyes were not listed. Before I had it done my eyes were bloodshot and dry, but now there so sore all the time and still dry. There not as bloodshot, veins appeared in different places, though. Just last week I've been having alot of pain in both my eyes and the pain goes right to the back of my head. My eyes have like a pressure feeling, aswell. I go through a 30ml bottle of artifical tears in like a week and a half. When I emailed the doctor about the pain I've been having his reply was at least they don't look as bad as they did. In the inside cornors of my eyes has this bluish color that you can really notice when I look to the outer side, which I also hate. I do really wish I had not of gotten this procedure done, but I was desperate for my eyes not to be bloodshot.Here is the post by Jen that I've been referring to, which has scared me away from getting this procedure. She posted this 8 months after the procedure. I can't even comprehend being in such pain for an entire 8 months. She posted in September and October of 2010 and has never come back. On the positive side, maybe she stopped experiencing pain in the 9th month, but whose to say really. 8 months is a very long time to have to deal with pain, especially if you're not entirely sure that the pain will ever subside. :confused:
    Shandajh 11 Replies
    • December 19, 2010
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  • Here is the post by Jen that I've been referring to, which has scared me away from getting this procedure. She posted this 8 months after the procedure. I can't even comprehend being in such pain for an entire 8 months. She posted in September and October of 2010 and has never come back. On the positive side, maybe she stopped experiencing pain in the 9th month, but whose to say really. 8 months is a very long time to have to deal with pain, especially if you're not entirely sure that the pain will ever subside. :confused:Yes, I remember this post now. Thanks.
    Corn Starch 5 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 00:46 AM
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  • I would advise you not to get the eye whitening done. I had it done By Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler almost 8 months ago and I regret it. When I finished the steroid drops my eyes got so ****ed up. I had it done for bloodshot eyes. I knew there were risks and was given a list of them but the problems I'm having with my eyes were not listed. Before I had it done my eyes were bloodshot and dry, but now there so sore all the time and still dry. There not as bloodshot, veins appeared in different places, though. Just last week I've been having alot of pain in both my eyes and the pain goes right to the back of my head. My eyes have like a pressure feeling, aswell. I go through a 30ml bottle of artifical tears in like a week and a half. When I emailed the doctor about the pain I've been having his reply was at least they don't look as bad as they did. In the inside cornors of my eyes has this bluish color that you can really notice when I look to the outer side, which I also hate. I do really wish I had not of gotten this procedure done, but I was desperate for my eyes not to be bloodshot. This post hits home. I've had almost the exact same experience, all the way down to using a bottle of tears per days. Be careful.
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