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is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
In or on the eye?: If you mean those that are on the white of the eye, they can certainly be prominent. If they have become this way recently, you should have your eyes ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Wortz
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: I assume you are talking about the occasional image you see when a bright light or the sun shines into your eyes. If that's it you are experiencing a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Probably ok: If it's just a broken vessel in the white of the eye, should be no problem. This is called a conjunctival hemorhage. It could be a hint of other probl ... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Probably ok: If it's just a broken vessel in the white of the eye, should be no problem. This is called a conjunctival hemorhage. It could be a hint of other probl ... Read More
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: This shouldn't be a problem unless the reason you had broken blood vessels was due to direct trauma of the eye which would require a physician evaluat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Common in DM: Neovascularization in dm which causes proliferation of new blood vessles - defective structurally and fracture easily. Also other conditions like she ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually dry eyes.: A burst blood vessel should have little to no sensation. Often times patients come to us with a red eye and little else and this is usually due to dry ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Erythromycin is an antibiotic which can help with infection but will have no effect on vessels that are bleeding.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam first: The primary goal is to determine why there is an enlarged or engorged group of vessels on the eye. Is there an underlying tumor with a sentinel feedi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: As long as the blood vessel is not associated with a growth on the eye.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Subconjuctiva hemorrhage is the result of broken capillary or vessels. It's like a bruise on the skin but its red and visible due to clear conjunctiva ... Read More

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