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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...Read more

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I have burst blood vessels above my left eyeball?

I have burst blood vessels above my left eyeball?

Bleed: This is a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. If it is a little irritated, then you can use an artificial tear up to 4 times a day to lubricate. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. ...Read more

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What to do if I can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

What to do if I can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

Eye mirrors: Your lenses are causing your cornea to act like a mirror, so you are seeing your retinal vessles. If your contact tinted, you may need to change to clear lenses. ...Read more

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Can coffee or caffeine help remove blood vessels under my eyes?

Can coffee or caffeine help remove blood vessels under my eyes?

No.: Caffeine is a stimulant and may make you feel more awake and alert but it will not erase or remove blood vessels under your eyes. Sometimes, when tired, the area below the eyes may become puffy due to swelling of the fat pad in this area, but caffeine will not remove the veins. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessels in my eye for over a month. Should i be worried?

Broken blood vessels in my eye for over a month. Should i be worried?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I need to know what is wrong when you keep having broken blood vessels in your eye?

I need to know what is wrong when you keep having broken blood vessels in your eye?

Eye hemorrhages: Superficial blood vessels are fragile. They can be damaged by trauma & bleed and it can look like a red paint brush painted the white part of the eye(s). That "trauma"can even be from blood pressure orfrom sneezing, coughing,having a baby, straining from other causes (physical activity or bowel movements) It can look bad but it's like a bruise that goes away. It will almost never cause vision problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in eyes? What can I do to help it heal?

What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in eyes? What can I do to help it heal?

Eye hemorrhage: If your are describing a redness confined to a segment of the white of one eye this may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage. These can be caused by trauma, coughing, straining, weight lifting but are most often occur with no noticeable cause. High BP and anticoagulant meds can potentiate these. These are often benign and require no treatment. Slight tenderness is common but pain/visual loss are not. ...Read more

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Name of the blood vessels you see in the white part of the eyes run through the iris?

Name of the blood vessels you see in the white part of the eyes run through the iris?

Eye blood vessels: On the whites of your eyes are not connected to the iris. They are a different system of vessels. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for popped blood vessels in my eye? Or is it just something that goes away on its own?

Is there anything I can do for popped blood vessels in my eye? Or is it just something that goes away on its own?

No: Popped blood vessels in the white part of the eye "sub-conjunctival hemorrhage" is common and needs no treatment. Causes may be hi blood pressure. Any valsalva maneuver, even constipation can cause it. Have your family physician check your blood pressure and don't worry about it. Now if recurs more than 2 times yearly you need clotting blood work up that your family dr. Can do. ...Read more

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My eyelids are puffy. Both of my eyes are not very puffy it is only minor however my blood vessels look kind of irratated, though my eyes do not hurt?

My eyelids are puffy. Both of my eyes are not very puffy it is only minor however my blood vessels look kind of irratated, though my eyes do not hurt?

Blepharitis: Your description sounds like blepharitis which is inflammation if the eyelids due to blocked up oil glands. I would try warm compresses with over-the-counter scrubs 2x/day, omega-3 oral supplements. If no improvement, you may need a course of an antibiotic/steroid ointment. You may consider seeing an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

Multiple: Depends on which vessels, but usually relates to vessel fragility, neovascularization (weak vessels), increased vascular pressure, trauma, bleeding or clotting problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

Depends: Depends on which ruptured vessels -- surface conjunctival vs. Inside the eye (retina). Should be examined by an eye care provider. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often. Why?

Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often. Why?

Subconjunctival heme: I'd recommend an eye exam by your eye doctor and your medical doctor. Most of the time these hemorrhages happen spontaneously, but they can occur from valsalva maneuvers (coughing, sneezing, vomiting, lifting a heavyweight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

Sub conj nemorrhage: A broken blood vessel on the surface of your eye is totally harmless. It can be caused by a hard cough or sneeze, a hard bowel movement, or even just rubbing your eyes. It may occur more often in people who take blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. There is no treatment necessary for this, but it may take up to two weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Because my eyes are always red with the blood vessels around? What do I do?

Because my eyes are always red with the blood vessels around? What do I do?

?dry eyes: It could be dry eyes, but it is better to see am eye dr. Or evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes broken blood vessels in eyes?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes broken blood vessels in eyes?

Subconj hemorrhage: Subconjunctival hemorrhages typically occur spontaneously, often after a hard cough, sneeze or even a hard bowel movement. They may occur more often in people who take blood thinners. They are totally harmless and typically resolve in 1-2 weeks after they develop. ...Read more

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HOW can I remove the red blood vessels from the whites of my eyes??? Or does everyone have that?

HOW can I remove the red blood vessels from the whites of my eyes??? Or does everyone have that?

Probably normal: All persons, when looked at closely, have blood vessels coursing over the surface of the whiles of the eyes. There is some variation from person to person. Rarely they are so plentiful that it looks as if the eyes are red. If no one comments upon your eyes, they are probably OK (try comparing yours to others). If you have a dense collection, laser tratment is possible to lower the density. ...Read more

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It happens only when I am waking in the morning. During the day it is fine. The blood vessels around my eyes become inflamed and red?

It happens only when I am waking in the morning.  During the day it is fine.  The blood vessels around my eyes become inflamed and red?

Many things: You may have allergic conjunctivitis which means your eyes are irritated at night secondary to a local irritant such as your bed linens. If the appearance of feeling of "red eyes" is a concern, see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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For contact wearers, blood vessels in the eyes can become enlarged to transport oxygen. Are there ways to lessen this effect? Thank you.

For contact wearers, blood vessels in the eyes can become enlarged to transport oxygen. Are there ways to lessen this effect? Thank you.

If too advanced: You need to stop wearing your contact lenses, do not wear contacts overnight, follow the regimen prescribed for length of time you wear a pair of cantacts(usually 14 to 30 days). There is no treat to make them go away or regress. Your cornea does not need blood vessels to get oxygen, these blood vessels are not good to have. ...Read more

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I had 2 broken blood vessels in my eyes and wore glasses for 2 weeks. They're healed now, tried contacts and it feels weird. Is that normal?

I had 2 broken blood vessels in my eyes and wore glasses for 2 weeks.  They're healed now, tried contacts and it feels weird.  Is that normal?

Wear eyeglasse 4 now: Your eyes will speak to you. If they are sending you signals of discomfort they are telling you do not put a foreign body (contact lenses) onto me! Listen to your body! ...Read more

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What is causing my eyes to feel dry? They hurt almost all the time. Why does it seem like they have blood vessels bursting in them all the time?

What is causing my eyes to feel dry? They hurt almost all the time. Why does it seem like they have blood vessels bursting in them all the time?

Many factors..... : Working on the computer all day will cause the eyes to be red and fatigued. There are also some medicines that affect the tear production, namely anti- histamines among others. ...Read more

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When I woke up this a.m., I opened my eyes and briefly saw my own blood vessels, just like when the opthamologist shined a light in my eyes. Problem?

When I woke up this a.m., I opened my eyes and briefly saw my own blood vessels, just like when the opthamologist shined a light in my eyes. Problem?

Nope.: Perfectly normal, especially if you awakened to bright light (just like the ophthalmoscope!) but sometimes even in normal light. ...Read more

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What causes swollen blood vessels behind your eye?

Need further testing: There could be several causes for swollen blood vessels in the retina, but you would need further workup. ...Read more

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Blood vessels in eye normal or should I be worried?

Blood vessels in eye normal or should I be worried?

Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin. In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need eye exam. ...Read more

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What causes broken blood vessels in the eye without pain?

What causes broken blood vessels in the eye without pain?

Many: Subconjunctival hemorrhages -- older age, trauma / eye rubbing, blood thinners, very high blood pressure, severe valsalva, bleeding or clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Is it okay to workout with broken blood vessels in the eye?

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 evaluation. ...Read more