Kate's Story

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Kate's Story

PostPosted by hopeful19 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:02 pm

Eye and Eyelid Problems

PostPosted by Kate » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:14 pm

While I have not posted in quite sometime I am so grateful for all of the support and resources found here.

I had 1 IPL over 2 years ago which caused fatloss (my eyes and cheeks were the most affected), scarring all over my face, my oil and sweat glands stopped functioning and I loss much of my hair.

My biggest concern right now is my eye area where I loss the most fat. I developed eye floaters within weeks of the treatment, my eyes are very sensitive to light and I have many visual disturbances. I also have developed these strange pulling sensations near my eyes.

Within the first year I started feeling that my eyes were falling back and my eyelids were changing. I saw an Ophthalmologist who told me that this was unlikely and that he did not think it was happening. In the last 4 – 6 months (2 years since the IPL) my eyes are now getting much worse. I have loss almost all the fat in my eyelids, they are covered in red veins and I continue to lose hair from my eyelashes and eyebrows. I also have these terrible burning sensations and I know that it is related to the fatloss around my eyes.

I finally went to another eye specialist who has confirmed that it looks like my eyes have retracted and that something is happening to my eyelids. I am awaiting a CT scan and have recently had blood work done.

This is so upsetting because I am quite sure this is permanent damage and I just don’t know when it will stop. Just wondering if anyone may have experienced this type of damage and perhaps have some advice.
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