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What do a lot of little veins im your eyes mean?

What do a lot of little veins im your eyes mean?

Nothing, normal: Little veins are abundant in the conjunctiva that covers the sclera (white part of eye). With any irritation, a cold or lack of sleep the veins can dilate and show more prominence. If it is only a particular spot then it may be what is called episcleritis for which you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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I have permanent veins in my eyes that just won't go away. It doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

I have permanent veins in my eyes that just won't go away. It doesn't hurt. Is this normal?

Depends: This may be entirely normal. Many individuals have prominent conjunctival and episcleral vessels just as a matter of their anatomy. In some, however, especially if the vessels are extremely prominent ant tortuous, this may be a sign of an intracranial process such as carotid-cavernous fistula or cavernous sinus thrombosis. In others, it represents inflammation. Have it looked at. ...Read more

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Hi, i have just recently noticed several new veins in the whites of my eyes, is there anyway to treat this?

Hi, 
i have just recently noticed several new veins in the whites of my eyes, is there anyway to treat this?

Eye irritation: If they are new then you need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. They may represent nothing other than simple eye irritation or could be a sign of underlying disease presentation or drug reaction. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Dryness/fatigue: The blood vessels naturally become more visible in the eyes as you age due to thinning of the tissues. Exacerbations of eye redness may occur from a variety of things such as dryness, wind, tiredness, allergies, infections, inflammations, & chronic use of some types of ophthalmic medications. As a benign treatment, trial some otc artificial tears (eg. Refresh tears) to soothe your eyes. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black vein on my eyes. What does it mean?

I'm seeing black vein on my eyes. What does it mean?

Unknown: Conjunctival appearance of vascular structures can be affected by wide range of things. Best to have your eye doctor examine you to sort out. ...Read more

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Can the vein near my eyes twitch? What does it mean?

Veins: Do not twitch, it is a muscle who does that and means nothing! ...Read more

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What can I do to cure dark circles and veins around my eyes?

What can I do to cure dark circles and veins around my eyes?

Several things!: Dark circles are caused by 1) deep eye socket vascularity (nothing to do about this), 2) darker skin pigmentation (hydroquinone therapy or periorbital peels can lighten), and 3 )shadows from eyelid "bags" (eyelid lift surgery can smooth and remove the shadow-causing bulges). Prominent periorbital veins can be eliminated by skillful sclerotherapy (without worry about vision--different vessels). ...Read more