Hot New Cosmetic Surgery Trend: Eye Whitening

Down in the dumps? Stuck in a rut? It might be because your eyes aren’t white enough, making you unattractive and unlovable. Luckily, there’s a serious medical procedure to fix this; ABC reports on the growing popularity of eye-whitening surgery. It costs $3,000 to $5,000 (that’s per eye), possible side effects include dry eyes, scarring, and infection, and it’s almost as effective as using eye drops:

As a lawyer Steven Smith works long hours and reads a lot of fine print. But he blames years of sun exposure for making his eyes red.

It irritates him when people tell him how tired he looks. So when his ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, described the new eye-whitening procedure called I-BRITE, Smith decided to give it a try. I-BRITE is basically a procedure called conjunctivoplasty, a procedure that’s been around for decades. Surgeons use this to remove pterygium, or growths in the eyes.

But taking away healthy normal eye tissue purely for cosmetic reasons concern some eye surgeons. They say that tissue is in your eyes for a reason.

“The blood vessels really need to be there,” said ophthalmologist Dr. Allen Berg. “They supply oxygen to the underlying surfaces to the eye.”

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  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    My eyes are usually red for a different reason.

  • SMonarch

    well lets all go out and bleach our teeth bleach our assholes now we can remove blood cells from our eyes to make em look oh so white ..this is some BullShiiit damn people whitening their eyes..let me know how that goes when your blind in your 50's… trying to look all pretty for what? folded skin stiff cheek bones water bottle tits…guess its all for that big day sitting all stiff in the coffin…gotta look all pretty for that

    • Akduaks

      Your such an asshole…It really bothers some people to have red eyes. I have this problem and I don’t drink or smoke, I work on a computer all day. I am tired of ppl always telling me what I already know, or asking me why my eyes are so red! It’s annoying, and embarrasing. I don’t even want to date because I feel like a red eyed monster. I wouldn’t have the surgery, but if it makes someone else feel better about themselves, what the hell do you care?

      • SMonarch

        Most crackheads just go out and wear shades. I’m supposed to care that you won’t date cause your eyes are red as hell mean while people won’t date in third world countries cause they starved to death or because they were born disfigured from depleted uranium and othe horrible gases unleashed upon them. And I have to sit and listen to your poor red eyes… My Ass holes always itchy I’ll just get it removed so I can finally go on a date… Stop being spoiled our fucking lives are ticking away and your worried your eyes are red…. I can understand if they were fucking glowing neon blue now that’s some embarrassing shit…

        • sasoy

          Dude stop being such a dick. We all have problems; you don’t have to put people down for wanting to fix a specific problem in their lives.

  • JL

    There is actually a guy in Seoul, Korea (Dr. Bong-Hyun Kim @ Seer & Partner) that has been doing this for almost 14 years..he developed this procedure and has done over 13,000 of the procedures.

  • JL

    There is actually a guy in Seoul, Korea (Dr. Bong-Hyun Kim @ Seer & Partner) that has been doing this for almost 14 years..he developed this procedure and has done over 13,000 of the procedures.

  • Akduaks

    Your such an asshole…It really bothers some people to have red eyes. I have this problem and I don’t drink or smoke, I work on a computer all day. I am tired of ppl always telling me what I already know, or asking me why my eyes are so red! It’s annoying, and embarrasing. I don’t even want to date because I feel like a red eyed monster. I wouldn’t have the surgery, but if it makes someone else feel better about themselves, what the hell do you care?

  • Anonymous

    Most crackheads just go out and wear shades. I’m supposed to care that you won’t date cause your eyes are red as hell mean while people won’t date in third world countries cause they starved to death or because they were born disfigured from depleted uranium and othe horrible gases unleashed upon them. And I have to sit and listen to your poor red eyes… My Ass holes always itchy I’ll just get it removed so I can finally go on a date… Stop being spoiled our fucking lives are ticking away and your worried your eyes are red…. I can understand if they were fucking glowing neon blue now that’s some embarrassing shit…

  • sasoy

    Dude stop being such a dick. We all have problems; you don’t have to put people down for wanting to fix a specific problem in their lives.

  • Anonymous

    aeewewe