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Cornea Blood Vessels
I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?
You cannot: Blood vessels in or on the cornea are uncommon and are usually due to chronic inflammation, infection, contact lens and cleaner toxicity or extended dryness. There are other causes as well. You probably know about these because your ophthalmologist noticed them (you are seeing an ophthalmologist aren't you?) and has instituted treatment. You cannot treat them by yourself. ...Read more
Depends: Most blood vessels on the cornea are due to lens or lens cleaner toxicity although there are other causes. They will continue to grow as long as you do not treat them and continue the routine you are using of contact wear and cleaner use. Check with you ophthalmologist before this gets serious. ...Read more
A yellowish bump near the outer edge of cornea accompanied by a patch of bright red blood vessels. Eye texture seems different in that area. Whatisit?
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
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
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
Is there any thing 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see blood vessels on the top of my eye. Felt fine with contacts but feels like something is in my eye without contacts. But I don't see anything?
Irritation: Likely your contacts have irritated your eyes. Keep the eyes moist and leave the contacts out. This should resolve. ...Read more
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