CAN I MAKE MY EYES WHITER?

I-BRITE EYE WHITENING

A new process called I-Brite Eye Whitening can make your eyes whiter and brighter by removing the conjunctiva, the thin membrane covering the white portion of the eye. This contains most of the visible red blood vessels, growths of tissue (pinguecula or pterygium), or yellow/brown spots (hyper-pigmentation/ freckles). A clear membrane will grow back in its place.

The procedure is relatively painless and takes approximately 20-45 minutes per eye to perform. There is little downtime, so you may return to work the next day. You will need to avoid swimming for 2 weeks and refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 3-4 days. Your eyes will have increased redness for the first few weeks, but once the new tissue regenerates, your eyes will become whiter and brighter! You will use eye drops for several weeks during the recovery period to aid the healing process, as well as artificial tears to help with temporary dryness. It is recommended to use artificial tears at least 4 times daily for 2 months after your procedure. You may also have temporary light sensitivity while healing, so it is recommended to wear sunglasses with a UV400 filter to protect your eyes from sun damage and aging.

The procedure has a high success rate, so it is unlikely that you would need a second treatment except for the following cases:

To make sure that you are a good candidate for I –Brite, we will examine the health of your eyes before surgery. You must be at least 16 years old, and neither pregnant nor breastfeeding to have the procedure performed. The procedure may not be recommended if you have certain auto-immune diseases, so you would need to speak with your surgeon regarding this.

After the procedure, we will see you at 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year after your procedure to monitor your healing.

The proof is in the before and after pictures. Please call our office if you are interested in determining if you are a good candidate for the I-Brite Eye Whitening procedure.

Author
Dr. Elise Brisco

You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Choose Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine combines the best of both worlds by using both conventional and natural or complementary medicine to address health issues and the underlying causes.

Is Video Gaming Hurting Our Children?

It’s no secret that in this day and age many kids put in many hours a day (not to mention scores of hours per week) sitting in front of a TV or computer screen.

Use integrative approach to stress-induced dry eye

 Stress is the underlying cause for many health problems, including eye issues such as: Dry Eyes, Styes and Eye Infections. After 30 years of practice, I've seen this trend repeated over and over. For the overwhelming majority of my patients with red, dry