Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to permanently get rid of your red, bloodshot eyes.

From Dr. Boxer Wachler's website:

You can see a sample of his 'before' and 'after' pictures above.

He has invented a surgical technique, called I-Brite Eye Whitening which can permanently remove conspicuous redness and brown or yellow spots from the eyes.

Here is what he has to say:

I-BRITE® Eye Whitening

  • Do your eyes look red and bloodshot?
  • Do people often ask, "Are you tired?"
  • Do some people say you look like you're smoking pot or are on drugs?
  • Do your eyes make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed to be around other people?
  • Are there brown spots on the whites of your eyes?
  • Does it bother you when you look at your eyes in the mirror?
  • Do people often ask if you were out late the night before?
  • Do you notice yellowing of the eyes that makes you look unhealthy?
  • Do you feel like you're 'addicted' to "get the red out" drops and wish you had white eyes?
  • Are you disappointed to still have red eyes after LASIK?
  • Do you avoid making eye contact with other people?
  • Are you suffering in silence?

If you answered YES to any of the above, you just might be a candidate for

Eye Whitening for whiter eyes. It may have been many years that people have suffered the stigma of how their eyes look. Some people think it is too good to be true that something now can be done.

At last, now something can be done.

The environment can be hard on the eyes. A combination of exposure to pollution, sunlight, dusty environments, or smoking can cause permanent changes in your eyes, making them look bloodshot and unhealthy even though you feel 100% perfect! In addition, patients may also notice a slight yellowing or brown spots on the white eyes over time. This covers the white eyes underneath.

ARE THESE EXTRA BLOOD VESSELS SOMEHOW NEEDED FOR EYE HEALTH? No. In fact, infants and young children have very few noticeable blood vessels.

Bloodshot eyes and eyes with yellowish or brownish growths may keep you from looking healthy, alert and at your best. A typically 20 minute procedure can improve the appearance of eyes.

The delicate procedure involves removing the thin membrane that holds most of the unsightly red veins and yellow or brown material. After removal, a crystal clear membrane (without red blood vessels, yellow or brown spots) grows back in its place. That's how your eyes can become whiter and brighter. Many people even feel their self-confidence is improved afterwards too.

This is a 100% no-stitch, no-graft procedure. It is typically 20 minutes and you can usually resume work and your daily routine the very next day. The whiter eye results are often visible within 2-6 weeks after the procedure. As with any procedure, individual results will vary primarily due to differences in healing responses.

Patients may note a scratchy sensation for a period of days, dryness of the eyes, and light sensitivity which are known risks. In most cases, once the eyes heal patients frequently report their eyes feel more moist and comfortable than prior to the procedure.

I-BRITE® can also be used to remove pingeculae (raised bumps on white part of eye) or pterygium (red growths on the cornea).

"Dr. Brian" (as patients affectionately call him) is recognized as one of the world's leading pioneers in eye procedures. He is the inventor of I-BRITE®. He was the first in the United States to perform Eye Whitening for whiter eyes and patients come from all over to see him with the expectations of having life-changing, fresh-looking, "brighter, whiter eyes"!

Close your eyes for a moment and visualize what your life would be like with "whiter eyes". Imagine not needing those "get the red out" drops like you do now. It's not necessarily a dream anymore. It is possible to be your new reality.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE? You can e-mail a close-up picture of your eyes to find out if you appear to be a candidate for I-BRITE® Eye Whitening.Simply e-mail to Jen at and request a "photo review for I-Brite Eye Whitening."

The The I-BRITE® Report covers "must know" essentials to whiter and brighter eyes. This report will show you how to reveal, refresh and restore your whiter and brighter eyes. Click Here to immediately access the Report.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Girl, 4, sees parents for the first time thanks to miracle stem cell operation

Last updated at 8:02 AM on 15th December 2010

A little girl who has been blind since birth has seen her mother and father for the first time - at the age of four.

Izabelle Evans can now see up to three feet in front of her after groundbreaking stem cell treatment in China costing £50,000.

Parents James Evans and Hollie McHugh said nothing could beat the feeling of the first time their daughter looked into their eyes and said: 'mummy' and 'daddy'.

Hollie, 24, of Hayling Island, Hampshire, said: 'The results were better than we could ever have dreamed of.

'If you walk past she can see you and say 'hiya.' It is amazing because doctors here said she couldn't see anything at all before we went.'

Izabelle was blind from birth after being born with Septo Optic Displasia - a congenital condition which affects just five in one million babies and also causes hormone deficiency and mobility problems.

It means she had only a few hundred optic nerves to her brain whereas she needs millions to be able to see.

Her parents decided to send Izabelle for treatment in China after researching her condition on the internet and raised the money needed in just over a year.

Her parents had hoped the controversial stem cell treatment - which is not available in the UK - would improve her sight, speech and mobility.

It involves injecting the spinal canal with cells taken from the umbilical cords of healthy babies. The cells are then used to rebuild the optic nerves.

Hollie said: 'We've seen lots of changes. Her speech has improved a lot. Before she went she could only say one or two words but now we can have a little conversation with her.

'Her walking has improved and she can support her own weight on her legs now.

'Because she has not used her eyes before we have to remind her to use them. She went back to school and they have seen a difference too.

'She picks things up and holds them close to her face. A couple of days after we got back I put the Christmas tree up and she reached out to grab for the lights.

'Last year she wasn't even aware we had a Christmas tree. It's just amazing. I can't wait for her to open her presents and experience it all for herself.

'We're just over the moon and so, so happy. It is better than anything we expected and we can't thank everyone who helped us enough. We are so grateful.'

The month-long stay in China's Qingdao Chengyang People's Hospital was not easy for the family.

Izabelle had to endure gruelling treatment with just two days off a week. She often became very upset when having the stem cell treatment and it was hard for her parents to see her in pain.

Izabelle also had acupressure, standing therapy, physiotherapy and electric wave therapy to stimulate her tight muscles, which is another aspect of her condition.

Her father James, 24, said: 'We're going to wait six months because the stem cells continue to work for six months if she stays healthy.

'We're going to keep an eye on her, see how her vision is, and then decide if we'll go back out there again and see if we can improve even more.'

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


By Anne T Donahue (

How to wear spring's most avant-garde trend

Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2011 may have showcased relatively minimalist looks, trends and styles, but despite clean lines and bold colours, there's still a place for avant-garde beauty. Pioneered by the likes of Paperself, paper eyelashes are the new way to express one's artistic side, and inspired by the tradition of Chinese paper cutting, the generic false lashes of yesterday have finally been upstaged. Here's how to wear them:

Designs Far from the standard "eyelash" look, Paperself has pioneered small, paper works of art that boast intricate patterns and designs that carry a symbolic meanings rooted in Chinese culture. With the likes of horses representing success, butterflies representing the feelings of "free, beautiful and sensitive" and peacocks symbolizing "auspicious and lucky days", eyelash accessories have become the retro Chinese bracelet equivalent of 2011, using a bold and striking approach to symbolism without being generic.

Daily Wear Of course, with such a strong look it's not recommended to wear paper lashes to the office or on afternoon errands. Since most designs are intricate and three-dimensional, they should be worn alongside a minimalist aesthetic, since the lashes themselves are meant to be the focal point of any ensemble. Sure, bright colours may be in, but as paper lashes are a trend on their own, rely on them to add interest to a neutral-based outfit.

With Makeup Surprisingly, despite the lashes' strong presence, it's best to pair them with bold eye colour to maintain the avant-garde aesthetic they're meant to have. Since styles are worn as a statement, maintain the look through bright shadow, though despite the necessity for balance between colour and lashes, shy away from distinctive eyeliner. Since the paper is so intricate, any other designs would be lost - but remember shadow is still necessary in anchoring the overall look to maintain a distinctive and intentional artistic quality.

How To Naturally, the most important aspect of paper lashes is to establish how to wear them. Applied similarly to standard false lashes, Papershelf offers two sizes: smaller designs meant to accentuate the corners of eyes, and full lashes that make a much bigger impact. However, while smaller styles are meant to extend the eye horizontally, they can be worn in the centre of the lower lashline for a dramatic effect. Though regardless of what design you opt for, focus on either the bottom or the top lashes if you've opted for the full style: that way, you're not overdoing the look or overshadowing your eye with too much paper.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids

Study Shows Greater Risk of Allergies for Kids and Adolescents Who Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D
By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News

Feb. 25, 2011 -- Children who don’t get enough vitamin D may be at increased risk of developing allergies, new research indicates.

Researchers in New York examined serum vitamin D levels in the blood of more than 3,100 children and adolescents and 3,400 adults.

No association was found between low vitamin D levels and allergies in adults, but the link was significant in children and adolescents.

Children and adolescents aged 1 to 21 with low vitamin D levels were at increased risk of having sensitivities to 11 of 17 allergens tested, including environmental andfood allergies.

For example, children who had vitamin D deficiency, which was defined as less than 15 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood, were 2.4 times more likely to have a peanut allergy than kids with sufficient levels, or 30 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood.

Children with low vitamin D levels also had increased risk of allergic sensitization to shrimp, dogs, cockroaches, ragweed, oak, ryegrass, Bermuda grass, and thistle.

Avoiding Vitamin D Deficiency

The data came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006 (NHANES), which is a program of studies aimed at assessing the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S.

The study participants underwent blood tests measuring levels of Immunoglobulin E(IgE), a protein that is produced when the immune system responds to allergens.

Researchers say their findings don’t prove that insufficient vitamin D causes allergies in children and adolescents, but strongly suggests that young people should get adequate amounts of the vitamin.

“The latest dietary recommendations calling for children to take in 600 IU of vitamin D daily should keep them from becoming vitamin D deficient,” researcher Michal Melamed, MD, MHS, of the Albert Einstein College Medicine of Yeshiva University, says in a news release.

The study says vitamin D is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body.

The researchers note that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is increasing in the U.S., and so is the prevalence of food allergies.

The study is published in the Feb. 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Retina-Damaging Green Laser Pointers Easy To Get Online.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tattoos as Makeup? Read the Fine Print