WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty Procedure
Many patients wonder “how did my eyes get like this.” Often the appearance of the eyes are related to environment, a combination of exposure to sunlight, pollution, dusty/dry environments, or smoke can cause the unhealthy appearance to your eyes, even though you feel 100% perfect. A slight yellowing growth/lump occurs from sunlight reflection on the eyes over time. Our number one recommendation is to purchase and wear at all times a good quality pair of sunglasses, even while driving.
Most patients describe the procedure as easier than going to the dentist. Usually the procedure takes about 15-20 minutes per eye and it is a 100% no-stitch procedure. Most patients resume work and their daily routine within days after the procedure. The initial whiter results begin to appear 4-6 weeks. Individual results will vary due individual healing responses.
The most common question is – “what are the risks or downsides after the procedure?” Some risks are a slight scratchy sensation for a period of days, moderate irritation for a period of days, a heaviness of the eyelids for a period of days, slight increase of dryness the first year, persistent light sensitivity for a few weeks, and/or recurrence of blood vessels. Other risks, although rare, include infection or scleral thinning. Frequently we evaluated outcomes. Our recent review evaluate 1,786 WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty procedures had over 1 year ago which showed light sensitivity beyond 6 months occurred in 3 patients (0.2%). Once the eyes heal, patients often report their eyes feel more comfortable than prior to the procedure. Dr. Brian can discuss the risks of the WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty procedure for your particular case in more detail when you come in for your consultation. Side effects are uncommon and treatable in the rare case should they occur.
Remember when you eyes looked healthy and refreshed. These pictures show normal, natural healthy eyes.
We understand how bloodshot eyes and eyes with yellowish growths or brown pigmentation may keep you from looking healthy, alert and at your best.
Most patients are amazed to learn this procedure only takes 20-25 minutes per eye. This can improve the appearance of eyes, your self-esteem… and your general outlook on life.
In most cases, this procedure is performed by removing the thin membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the whites of the eyes and holds most of the unsightly red veins and yellow growths or brown pigment material. A new clearer membrane grows back in its place. Afterwards your eyes can become whiter and brighter. The most common added benefit is that people even feel their self-confidence has improved, noting they are now finally able to look people in the eyes again. Others often comment that patients undergoing WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty seem to appear more well-rested and refreshed.
Who Is Having WhiterEyes®?
WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty is not just a procedure for celebrities. Good people like yourself are having this procedure. Anyone who is tired looking at their bloodshot, yellow or brown-spotted eyes. People from all over the world, not just the United States are flying in weekly for an easy 3-day visit for Dr. Brian to help them.
A brief list of patients who had WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty include: medical personnel (doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists), attorneys, para-legals, law enforcement, supermodels, actors, TV hosts, professional athletes, sales people, consultants, executives, office workers, financial planners, accountants, mothers, fathers, retired men and women, drivers, manual laborers, gardeners, etc. And the list goes on and on.
WhiterEyes™ Conjunctivoplasty can also be used to remove pterygium (which is a pinguecula that has grown over cornea, the clear window covering the iris) as shown below:
Take a moment, close your eyes and visualize your life with “whiter eyes.” How good would it feel to not have to rely on those “get-the-red-out” drops like you do now. It’s not just a dream anymore, this could be your new reality.
Are You a Candidate?
- Do you feel less confident because of your eye appearance?
- Has your self-esteem been reduced because of your eyes?
- Do notice yellow or brown thickening on the clear part of your eyes?
- Are you troubled by the way of your eyes look?
- Does wind, dry and/or dusty conditions make your eyes red and irritated?
- Do you feel tied to “get the red out” drops especially for social situations?
- Do you avoid direct eye contact with others?
- Are you uneasy or insecure around other people due to your eye appearance?
- Have you been told by many eye doctors that there is no cure?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty procedure may be a great option for you. This procedure is real and can put a stop to the misery you experience due to the way your eyes look. This procedure can help you reduce the lumps or growths over the inner whites of the eyes and you will also appreciate an enhancement in the whiteness of your eyes. Thousands of patients have already experienced relief with the WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty procedure, patients who used to be plagued by your same concerns.
The best way to find out is to e-mail some close-up photos of your eyes to email@example.com and request a “Photo Review for WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty for Pinguecula removal.” Dr. Brian will personally review your photos and provide an initial treatment recommendation, along with a price estimate.
*Please note – final candidacy can only be determined during an exam with Dr. Brian.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Pterygium?
Pterygium are growths that form on the conjunctiva, or clear membrane that covers the eye. Pterygium are red growths of excessive blood vessels on white part of the eye which can also grow onto the cornea. They are typically benign (non-cancerous) and do not pose a significant health risk, although are often associated with Dry Eye, Inflammation, Irritation, Foreign Body Sensation, and Discomfort. They can also lead to Contact Lens Intolerance and cause visual disturbance if they advance on to the cornea.
For most people however, the appearance of these growths is the most significant factor even though your eyes may feel completely normal. Something as simple as seeing your eyes in the mirror, or someone asking if you have been crying or smoking drugs profoundly affects self-esteem and disturbs social interactions.
What causes these growths?
These growths are caused by exposure to sunlight and other environmental irritants such as wind, pollution, smoke, and dust. People often refer to the condition as “Surfer’s Eye,” due to the fact that many surfers suffer from this due to their prolonged exposure to sunlight without protection.
How can I avoid Pterygium from developing?
Protecting the eyes from environmental factors is the best way to prevent Pterygium. It can also help to slow the progression of the growths after diagnosis. Wearing sunglasses and hats, along with instilling artificial tears when exposed, are some simple solutions.
Dr. Brian recommends to have a clear UV film placed on the side windows of your car since you get a lot of UV exposure from driving. Left-sided skin cancer on the face and left-sided cataracts are more common because of drivers’ UV exposure in the car.
What treatment is available to remove Pterygium?
Dr. Brian’s WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty procedure is extremely effective in removing these unpleasant growths. A multitude of patients have already experienced the positive effect of clear, whiter eyes in their lives thanks to WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty.
This 20-minute procedure is 100% no-stitch out-patient procedure performed in the comforst of Dr. Brian’s procedure room at his office. No scary surgery center or hospital is required for this procedure. Usually you can resume work and your normal routine within 2-7 days. The results are typically fully seen 8 – 18 weeks after the procedure.
Why is Dr. Brian’s procedure better than other doctors?
Dr. Brian’s technique is more than just the removal of tissue growths. He also pays special detail to address and remove the excessive blood vessels and/or discoloration that are secondary to the growths. Most other doctors are not concerned with the cosmetic appearance of the eye beyond the growths.
In addition, Dr. Brian is able to perform this procedure without the need for AMT (amniotic membrane transplantation) or sutures. This dramatically reduces the risk for visible scarring and irregular tissue growth. Dr. Brian is very meticulous and carefully addresses each layer of the tissue to provide the best cosmetic result.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients can usually return to work and their normal routines within 2-7 days after the procedure. It is possible to experience a scratchy or irritated sensation for a few days, as well as some light sensitivity. A small percentage of patients may have some recurrence of blood vessels around the site that growths were removed as well as the growth could begin to reappear. Other rare risks include infection and scleral thinning. We reviewed 1240 eyes that underwent WhiterEyes® and found 3 patients that experienced light sensitivity beyond 6 months (0.4%).
Pterygium recurrence with Dr. Brian’s WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty is very low at 7% – this is the lowest rate among all techniques for Pterygium. Most patients report once the eyes healed they felt the eyes were more moist and comfortable prior to the procedure. Dr. Brian will discuss the risks of the WhiterEyes® procedure in more detail as well as any of your other questions during your consultation.
In order to maximize the long-term effects of the procedure, it is strongly recommended to complete the postoperative eye drop regimen fully and to always use proper protection from sunlight (sunglasses and hats). It is also recommended to instill eye drops whenever your eyes feel dry, or when you know they may be exposed to harsh environmental conditions.
Hear from patients who had WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty
(results will vary patient to patient)
Dr. Brian’s Landmark Study on Poor UV Protection in Car Side Windows
Don’t Live in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Area? That’s Not A Problem.
If you live outside of Southern California, that’s not a problem.
Every week, patients fly in to meet with Dr. Brian from other parts of the United States, even from all over the world (as far away as United Kingdom, Australia and even China) for Nevus of Ota Treatment with WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty. Our friendly and helpful staff will make your visit to our office easy and simple with helpful suggestions on hotels, activities and transportation while you are in town.
If you don’t live local, the first step is to e-mail some close-up photographs of your eyes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free of charge, Dr. Brian will personally review your photos to preliminary determine if WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty might be right for you. Please take the following 5 photos of your eyes:
- Right Eye – looking straight ahead
- Left Eye – looking straight ahead
- Both Eyes – looking up at the ceiling, keeping head in straight position, only move eyes
- Both Eyes – looking to the far right, keeping head in straight position, only move eyes
- Both Eyes – looking to the far left, keeping head in straight position, only move eyes
Based on these photos Dr. Brian will be able to provide a preliminary determination of candidacy for WhiterEyes® Conjunctivoplasty and an estimated cost for your procedure. After this preliminary approval, you can schedule a in-person consultation and treatment over an easy 3-day visit to our office in Beverly Hills, California. Please understand – photo review is a preliminary evaluation and the final treatment plan and final pricing will be confirmed with you during your in-office consultation with Dr. Brian.