While chronic red eyes don’t necessarily pose a health risk, they can have an impact on your quality of life because of the way they affect your appearance. If you’re tired of fielding questions and winks about the “night before,” Martin L. Fox, MD, FACS offers the Eye Bright procedure at his practice, Laserfox. Many of Dr. Fox’s New York City-area patients have undergone this quick procedure and now greet the world with fresh, bright eyes each day. To learn more, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
There are many conditions that prompt the blood vessels in your conjunctiva — the surface membrane of your eye — to dilate, causing red, or bloodshot, eyes, such as:
If your chronically red eyes require constant over-the-counter “whitening drops,” you’re likely a candidate for the Eye Bright procedure. The Eye Bright method not only alleviates eye redness, it can also other solve other cosmetic problems that affect your conjunctiva, including:
During your Eye Bright procedure, Dr. Fox removes the engorged bloodshot area of conjunctiva in your eye where swollen capillaries are creating your chronic red eyes. Dr. Fox performs the procedure at his Clarity surgical center using only topical anesthetic eyedrops and light sedation so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. The quick surgery takes about 15 minutes, and there are no needles or sutures involved.
Postoperatively, you may experience some redness, bruising, and swelling, but these typically go away over the first week.
If you’d like to explore how the Eye Bright procedure can get rid of your chronic red eyes, call Dr. Fox, or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.