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A 32-year-old member asked:

should i take any precautionary measures if i have a prominent vein in my left upper eyelid?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
Cosmetic Surgery 29 years experience
No: A prominent vein should not cause any problems. Direct trauma is unlikely, as the rim of the eye socket protects this area. However, if lid surgery or Botox injections are planned, the surgeon should be careful to avoid the vein.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

A vein on the eyelid, is this serious?

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
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No.: These can be cosmetic issues but they are not medically serious.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

There is a vein pulsing right under my left eyelid. I wear contacts. Should I do anything?

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Likely irritation: This is likely related to surface irritation leading to eyelid twitching. Use some lubricant and limit your contact lens and that should help.
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What to do if I have purplish veins on the underside of my eyelid?

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Dilated veins: If it is unilateral it may represent a venous obstruction and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

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