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Eye Whitening - Journey from the start!

Posted In: Eye conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 13, 2010
  • 00:04 PM

Hi Fellow Reddies,

Firstly I want to thank those on this forum for trailblazing the way for me to deal with a life long issue - your curiosity is going to make my life better after a year of follwoing this forum this is my first post. Everyone on this site who is considering eye whitening surgery knows the issues we face and the lack of serious options there are out there. In short, same story as most - tried everything (you know what I say when I mean everything people!), top opthamologists cannot help with my appearance.

I have just sent Dr Kim at Seer an email to see if I can follow in the footsteps of those before me, and take a trip from the UK to Soul to give it a go. I am at the early stages but will keep all up to date on progress, I have attached some photos of my eyes so I can keep track of them before, leading up to and after the event. Hopefully some other people can benifit from this.

No silly comments or idiot posts please, trust me heard them all before outside this forum.

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  • All the best mate.I arrived back home in the UK last night after having the surgery performed by Dr Kim last Monday.It's early days, but I'm confident I made the right decision. It seems that you've read up on the surgery so you know all the FAQs, but please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know.I've literally just posted some of my pics in another thread - http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=817&page=227 (it's currently awaiting moderation though).
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  • Hi Guppy3, Thanks for the offer and for sure keen to see how you go so please keep us updated. I am having to delay to April 2011 due to work commitments so might wait for the next international patients day. Thanks for sharing your story and your pictures. I would love to know how long you spent out there, what hotels were any good and any handy pointers you want to share. PS - anyone who reads this and is keen possibly for the next international patients day in April 2011 please drop me a line. Regards All the best mate. I arrived back home in the UK last night after having the surgery performed by Dr Kim last Monday. It's early days, but I'm confident I made the right decision. It seems that you've read up on the surgery so you know all the FAQs, but please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know. I've literally just posted some of my pics in another thread - http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=817&page=227 (it's currently awaiting moderation though).
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  • I spent 7 nights in Seoul. I wouldn't suggest spending any less than that as you will make daily trips to the clinic for a checkup. I'd stay away from work in that second week too. There are a lot of eye drops to use and you have to be very disciplined. I decided to splash out and stay in a nice hotel given I'd be spending most of my time there recovering. I was at the Park Hyatt, but you can definitely go a lot cheaper. The clinic can send you an information pack including hotels in the area. Just make sure your room has enough to keep you entertained for a week or so.Any tips? Print of map of where the clinic is and learn a little more Korean than I did (which was NONE). I was so lazy about learning any of the language and I regret it. I found that taxi drivers spoke very little English. There are translator services in the cars, but you have to call a number to access it. Lucky for me my hotel staff were able to translate for me whenever I wanted to go somewhere. Other than that, there was a lot of hand signals :DThe people are very friendly though which made things easier. That's all I can think of right now. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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  • Hi Guppy3, Got an email from the team at Seer with info pack and diagnosis from r Kim, and just trying to organise the time off now. Thanks so much again for sharing the details of your trip, please do wack up some more pictures as you heal up. I looked at the Park Hyatt and will take your advice! Thanks champ Azzy I spent 7 nights in Seoul. I wouldn't suggest spending any less than that as you will make daily trips to the clinic for a checkup. I'd stay away from work in that second week too. There are a lot of eye drops to use and you have to be very disciplined. I decided to splash out and stay in a nice hotel given I'd be spending most of my time there recovering. I was at the Park Hyatt, but you can definitely go a lot cheaper. The clinic can send you an information pack including hotels in the area. Just make sure your room has enough to keep you entertained for a week or so. Any tips? Print of map of where the clinic is and learn a little more Korean than I did (which was NONE). I was so lazy about learning any of the language and I regret it. I found that taxi drivers spoke very little English. There are translator services in the cars, but you have to call a number to access it. Lucky for me my hotel staff were able to translate for me whenever I wanted to go somewhere. Other than that, there was a lot of hand signals :D The people are very friendly though which made things easier. That's all I can think of right now. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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  • Hi Guppy3, Thanks for the offer and for sure keen to see how you go so please keep us updated. I am having to delay to April 2011 due to work commitments so might wait for the next international patients day. Thanks for sharing your story and your pictures. I would love to know how long you spent out there, what hotels were any good and any handy pointers you want to share. PS - anyone who reads this and is keen possibly for the next international patients day in April 2011 please drop me a line. Regards Azzy, I'm also considering going to have this procedure done in April of 2011, by Dr. Kim, just like you. I'm having a lot of difficulty in getting through all the risks involved in it - trying to decide to risk or not risk and just live this way forever. I sent Dr. Kim photos of my eyes and he accepted me for the procedure, so that was a relief! I have very dry eyes and he said this procedure could help that. By any chance, do you have very dry eyes in the morning when you wake up? Would you mind posting a picture of how your eyes look now so that I could see how my eyes compare to someone else's who wants to get it done. I've attached my photo here. We may be doing this journey at exactly the same time. I asked Dr. Kim's office for the date in April of International Patient's day, since there's a discount then, but they didn't know yet. Would you happen to know that date? I know they have one in December. I thought I read there was one in April too. That's why I'm shooting for April also. My work slows down then, and I'll have a tax refund to be able to pay for it. I had a consultation with the LA dr., but I'm more comfortable choosing Dr. Kim.
    Shandajh 11 Replies
    • October 23, 2010
    • 06:06 AM
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