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Red Veins in Eyes

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  • Posted By: darkhorse81
  • October 12, 2011
  • 02:48 AM

This thread is to restart the one that was unfortunately deleted before and had over 2 years of information about people who had the eye whitening procedure and their experiences. Also for people who are trying other ways to get rid of veins in their eyes through lasers or by eating fish oil and other supplements. I am still figuring out whether or not to have the surgery since it seems to be successful in whitening the eyes but some doctors have misgivings about it, and it is also expensive. Most people who had the surgery seemed to be happy though, except for one girl who had a very bad experience.

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  • Try not to rub or otherwise irritate your eyes. Drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Ask your doctor if there are any drop you could be using, but don't use clear eyes, it's a temporary solution and your eyes will be more irritated in the end. There really isn't much you can do, your veins are popping because if the inner pressure.
    sandradavis 4 Replies
    • November 15, 2011
    • 07:00 AM
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  • This thread is to restart the one that was unfortunately deleted before and had over 2 years of information about people who had the eye whitening procedure and their experiences. Also for people who are trying other ways to get rid of veins in their eyes through lasers or by eating fish oil and other supplements. I am still figuring out whether or not to have the surgery since it seems to be successful in whitening the eyes but some doctors have misgivings about it, and it is also expensive. Most people who had the surgery seemed to be happy though, except for one girl who had a very bad experience.Hey darkhorse, any progress?
    leo_hacienda1 4 Replies
    • January 6, 2012
    • 05:38 AM
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  • Well, I`m still here, but never succeeded with posting on this new board... maybe, it will be now.
    Bear_2010 2 Replies
    • January 6, 2012
    • 06:39 PM
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  • Hi Darkhorse, I have just gotten back onto this thread. I, too, read it a few years ago and kept careful notes. Now I'm back and it's gone. I have a persistent vein in my eye, and yes, people do treat me differently because of it. Have you made any progress? What about the girl who had the bad experience? What exactly happened to her? Kery
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2012
    • 03:34 PM
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  • Hi Leo, I'm doing ok. Still haven't gotten the surgery yet; just very hesitant even though I really would like to get it. I've been trying to control the redness by taking Zaditor and with ice packs. It's helped a bit but the eyes are still red in the mornings and at night, and to various degrees of pink/red during the day. I used to use Pataday which did whiten my eyes for a few hours a bit, but it turned out it was drying my eyes out a lot to where I could barely function at work so I had to stop using it. I don't think I have dry eyes, but my conjunctiva is either constantly inflamed or the tiny blood vessels are just enlarged from dealing with a previous case of pink eye. The pink eye was cured over two years ago but the eyes have remained red which has definitely had a huge impact on my life since then. How are you doing? Are you thinking of getting the surgery? I did contact Dr Tunis and he had said I wasn't a good candidate but I never showed him my eye photos, only told him I had eye allergies and dry eyes (which now I actually don't think I do, 1 doctor had said I did and another two said I didn't), and I do have sensitive skin, dermatographism.
    darkhorse81 4 Replies
    • January 13, 2012
    • 02:01 AM
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  • Let's all keep in touch and fight this scourge. It really does affect how people treat us. I'm tired of it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2012
    • 03:42 PM
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  • Hidarkhorse.That'sinteresting about your use of Zaditor and Pataday. I've nvr heard ofeither before so I'll look into it. I'm still using "get the redout" drops every morning. Dont think I could leave the housewithout them! Although my eyes get progressively redder throughoutthe day, it's the only option for me. I've also been using thepreservative-free Rohto dry eye drops which have been a great relief.They have hyaluronic acid in them which is good for the eyes, soat least I feel as though I'm balancing out bad drops with gooddrops!:cool:I'vebeen waiting for Dr Kim's case to be resolved and I really hope hegets his justice. In the meantime, I've been looking into Dr BoxerWachler and think I may take the plunge and fly over from England tothe US. I'm kind of sick of being so obsessed about my eyes and justwant them to be "normal" so I'm not held back in myeveryday life. The cost is gonna be huge but it seems a small priceto pay to get my life back on track! It's a shame I cant refer backto the original thread where people who had the procedure with DrBoxer posted their experiences. Can you remember any of the users orcomments? I would love to get in contact with them.Hi Leo, I'm doing ok. Still haven't gotten the surgery yet; just very hesitant even though I really would like to get it. I've been trying to control the redness by taking Zaditor and with ice packs. It's helped a bit but the eyes are still red in the mornings and at night, and to various degrees of pink/red during the day. I used to use Pataday which did whiten my eyes for a few hours a bit, but it turned out it was drying my eyes out a lot to where I could barely function at work so I had to stop using it. I don't think I have dry eyes, but my conjunctiva is either constantly inflamed or the tiny blood vessels are just enlarged from dealing with a previous case of pink eye. The pink eye was cured over two years ago but the eyes have remained red which has definitely had a huge impact on my life since then. How are you doing? Are you thinking of getting the surgery? I did contact Dr Tunis and he had said I wasn't a good candidate but I never showed him my eye photos, only told him I had eye allergies and dry eyes (which now I actually don't think I do, 1 doctor had said I did and another two said I didn't), and I do have sensitive skin, dermatographism.
    leo_hacienda1 4 Replies
    • February 5, 2012
    • 06:35 PM
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  • Thanks so much for starting this thread with the same title! I hadn't been on the Wrong Diagnosis forums in months (if not a year or more) and when I went looking for it today I was disappointed to find it was gone! I haven't kept up with this issue though it's never left my mind (I haven't had a day go by that I don't wish my eyes looked better). Have there been any new doctors doing the procedure--I don't recognize "Dr. Tunis" and recall that folks were mostly either going to Dr. Kim or Dr. Boxer Wachler. Did any of the folks who got it done ever indicate that problems cropped up later? Is it as expensive as it ever was?I went to see an ophthalmologist about 6 months ago. I'd printed off Dr. Boxer Wachler's information on the surgery and she immediately turned up her nose and said, "That's a very L.A. thing to do." (Easy for her to say; her eyes were perfectly white.) She then gave me a prescription for Restasis that cost me over $100 and didn't do a thing. Same old story, it seems...
    Smilla 3 Replies
    • February 16, 2012
    • 06:11 PM
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  • Hi Leo, Not sure where the other users have gone and can't really remember their user names. Tiger had gone to Dr BW for a 2nd surgery on her eyes but then disappeared. Most of the people who got the surgery did end of disappearing which may indicate that they're better since they aren't so preoccupied with their eyes anymore (or as my friend said they're now blind and can't type lol) Most of the people who got the surgery, especially those that went to Dr. Kim did seem satisfied with their results. Would like to have a longer term evaluation though to see how people were doing a year or two, or more after their surgeries. It did seem like after the healing period, things were good; it's mostly the healing period where you have to be very careful about not getting the eye infected. I did email Dr. Kim again but haven't gotten back a response so not sure what's happening over in Korea. But yeah, I'm in the same boat as you in just wanting to fix this and not be so preoccupied with it anymore. Just is annoying to have to deal with this problem day in and day out.
    darkhorse81 4 Replies
    • February 20, 2012
    • 02:32 PM
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  • darkhorse81 - this is shanda - i'm back. i found you! hopefully u are still following this thread. sucks that no one else is! ?(
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 24, 2014
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  • I like this thread, because my experience is very good with laser eye treatment. After my accident, my eye is sickening damage. I consult doctor Sanjay Parashar in Dubai as Cocoona Day Surgery Center, they are change my eye totally and make beautifully. Where all surgery done in professional manner and provide service with in very reasonable cost.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 16, 2014
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