Eye -whitening in Korea! Join me...?
I have decided to go to Korea or another place(?) to get an eye -whitening operation. I'm fed up with red eyes, can't take it anymore!!
So I'm collecting info about this now, so if you have something to share with me, please do so
Also, if you want to join me, send me a PM.
You have seen pictures on the wrong diagnos forum right ? How much do you know about this ? I am thinking about this too but there are risks.
The doctor in korea says he has been doing this for 13 years and 12000 surgerys. He uses mitomycin and that is the scary part. That is a cancer drug and it should stop veins from growing back but do you have veins or do you have inflammation or both ?
I'm a little scared to, but I want to take the risk..
Originally Posted by sanna
I have both, I have veins that always are there and inflammation that makes the eyes more red. Why?
but if you dont stop the inflamation process, the red veins will appear over and over, wont them?
hope i am wrong
Can you describe the procedure? Is it similar to Dr. Wachler's method? Also, is it a permanent fix or will the redness come back?
The redness is just a cosmetic annoyance. Please invest your money more wisely by seeing a doctor who treats the underlying cause of the redness. Also, consider the possible side effects such a treatment could have.
Dr. Boxer Wachler I-Brite
Recently had the i-brite surgery from Dr. Brian in LA. I had redness and eye problems from wearing contact lenses and eyedrops.
I too was concerned if it would work.
Flew down from Winnipeg for the consultation in February and had the operation the next day.
After 4 weeks results really started to show. It's now been 6 weeks and things are great.
No light sensitivity - still have some dryness in the inner corners where I'm still healing.
Recent trip to the local eye doctor said I'm doing fine.
Overall I'm much happier - nobody asks if I'm tired anymore.
I have MGD (and I think okular roscea) that are making my eyes red.
I doubt eye whitening surgery will give permanent relief..
I think IPL treatment is the best way to get relief if your redness is caused by MGD/okular roscea.. It adresses and treats the inflammation.
Originally Posted by Friedlake
That is great to hear !
How many drops of mitomycin did you have to take ? Did you have to take steroids too for some time ? Did the doctor remove conjunctiva from both sides of the eye ?
I think I have posterior blepharitis, since I always have crust in my eyes, particularly in the morning..
But Dr. Kim has seen close up pictures of my eyes, and he recommended me to take the surgery.
The only thing is, that I have social anxiety because of my red eyes, so it's going to be hard to trawel down there!
Is there anyone who will exchange close up pictures of our eyes, to compare?
I'd like to join you
I have the same problem as you, and if I turn out to be a suitable candidate, I'll also go to Korea to get the eye whitening. I'm only gonna do it to one eye, though. If it turns out OK, I'll have the procedure on the other one later.
Maybe we could exchange some mails in our own language?
Nice to meet someone else from Norway =)
Jeg er meget interessert i å utveksle mailer! Jeg skal sende deg en personlig meld.
I was thinking about it too.
I hate my eyes, especially the left one as it really got worse in the last 2 years after an infection. I want to try this surgery, but it's expensive & I live far from Los Angeles. I also suffer from BDD, so work has been very difficult. I hate seeing myself in the mirror. I shave in very low light as I hate the bright lights. I hope one day I can afford this. I just don't want to go through life looking like I'm stoned/drunk. It's awful and people with no eye issues would never understand. Thanks to everyone on this board.
Is it true that Dr Kim is no longer allowed to practice the Eye Whitening Surgery?!