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Broken Veins In Eyes
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
i have just recently noticed several new veins in the whites of my eyes, is there anyway to treat this?
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
There's a lot of vein growth in my eyes. What can I do to treat it besides stepping away every 20 minutes?
See a doctor : There are many things that can cause vessels to become prominent. Some can be serious see a doctor. ...Read more
Veins: Do not twitch, it is a muscle who does that and means nothing! ...Read more
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
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more