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Dark Veins In The Eye
Visual DX : Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation whenever you have pain in the eyes. ...Read more
My vein visibility in my wrists changes dramatically throughout the day from invisible to extremely visible spider veins that are bright blue. why?
Light wavelength: The source and intensity of light makes blue lines more or less visible. Incandescent light bulbs make blue less visible. Fluorescent tubes make blue veins more visible. LED lights vary according to the types of light emitted. The time of day effects the type of sunlight. etc etc etc ...Read more
I'm 20yo. In pics I have red eye effect in both eyes but the pupil is more bright red in left eye and greater in diameter as compared to the right eye?
Anisocoria: Pupil size inequalities (anisocoria) requires an eye exam, and it should be done right away. There are important things to rule out to ensure that your pupils are normal. About 20% of individuals have this normally (physiologic), whereas others may have it on the basis of disease or medications. The latter causes: 3rd nerve palsy, horner's, aidies, certain drugs (eg eye meds), injury, inflamed i. ...Read more
Do the blood vessels in the iris burst or break in the same way a subconjunctival hemorrhage happens in the whites of the eye?
No: It is difficult to break an iris vessel, while it is easy to break a conjunctival one. ...Read more
I have brown spot on both side of my pupils in the white area with red blood Vessels in the corners of my eye?
May be normal or: If it has always been there then it may be normal pigmentation.But if it is something new.Consult your family doctor or an Opthalmologist ...Read more
SEE EYE SPECIALIST: First, get visual field testing and map out scotoma, and compare with right eye. Could be retinal in origin, but certain patterns may correlate with optic nerve or brain lesions. Many causes, including glaucoma on occasion. An ophthalmologist is your best source of help. ...Read more
Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?
Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?
Possible: There can be some change towards lighter iris color in the elderly. Also, corneal changes called arcus senilis can make the outer portion of the iris appear to be getting lighter colored or white in appearance to a casual observer. None of these changes affect the patient's vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Different coloration patterns around one or both irises can mean different things. Always best to see your ophthalmologist or eye care specialist. However, a common pattern called "arcus" is a white to gray and sometimes bluish ring at the edge of the cornea (in front of the iris) which represents lipid deposits. If new or changing, a good idea would be to check a lipid/cholesterol panel of labs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i suffer migraines, but of late they have been worse and around the eye. i have one now and there are two large black veins on eye lid above pain?
See your PCP: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Can palomar skin rejuvenation cause thinned skin to thin more, and stay that way? Will it help with leaky veins under the eye? Can it cause fat loss?
No ; don't use near: Eyes. Laser can't reduce eye puffiness, dark circles, or thin skin. It's also not used close to the eyelids, because of the proximity of orbital fat. Plus, the puffy lids recede back into the orbit, when the person lies down.Leaky veins around eye is best treated with controlling food allergies, and salt intake.If anything, lasers remodels dermis to be thicker ; not thinner with reamplification. ...Read more
My daughter white part of the eye isnt white like other people her eye is kind of pink, red vein is visible and a bit of grey. Is this cause by laptop.
Probably not: There is great variability to the "white" porion of the eyes surface . Some people have thinner sclera resulting in a grey or bluish color. Some people have prominent blood vessel that cause the sy=urface to look red-- this is normal. Other causes can be allergic or dryness. Sometimes prolonged computer use can cause the eye surface to dry out due to decreased blinking. Artificial tear supple. ...Read more
After blood vein occlusion in the eye, how long can a person expect swelling in the eye ball after healing ? (diagnosis: cystoid macular degenerative / venous tributary occlusion)
the occlusion happened over a year ago and I have been under a ophthamolo
You : You need to take this list of questions to the doctor who is doing your injections. It is certainly reasonable for you to know what the long term plan is, as well as the prognosis for your eye specifically. Unfortunately, the research shows that patients with swelling cannot just heal on their own. And having the injections every 6 weeks is definitely better than letting the swelling get worse, and possibly cause permanent damage to your vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sinusitis cause a new prominent vein and bright flashes in that part of the eye sometimes when i tilt my head, and facial and head tenderness? Docs weren't sure. If not, what can?
Good day. Please assist, I've been having constant pain above my left jaw near the ear right up to the eye. It's not headache but feels like my veins?
Will an american phlebologist to a microphlebectomy on a varicose vein outise the eye socket? And, can this be done by any other type of doctor?
Around eye veins: Around eye veins can be treated by many different types of physicians including vein specialists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons and dermatologists. Not all physicians will do microphlebectomies. If you are contemplating having microphlebectoies around your eyes then see someone with experience in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In or on the eye?: If you mean those that are on the white of the eye, they can certainly be prominent. If they have become this way recently, you should have your eyes examined. If you can see a branching pattern when your eye is rubbed (don't try this if you don't see it), you are experiencing the vessels of the retina in a negative fashion. This is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Subconjuctiva hemorrhage is the result of broken capillary or vessels. It's like a bruise on the skin but its red and visible due to clear conjunctiva tissue. It happens from high blood pressure, blood thinner, trauma to the eye, rubbing, straining(coughing, hard sneezing, heavy lifting or constipation). Please make sure to get blood pressure check, and be patient it will disapear. ...Read more
Common in DM: Neovascularization in dm which causes proliferation of new blood vessles - defective structurally and fracture easily. Also other conditions like shearing force from blunt trauma, athletic events related injuryhead injury , htn, vasculitic conditions like rhumatoid arthritis from inflammation of vessels, head rocking in children, structural abn.Aneurysms of vessesls, anticoagulants-asa, Coumadin (warfarin) it occ. ...Read more
I have high hdh LDL n total. I went to the eye dr. Did a test on my eyes n the vessels are already lightly coated with choles. Reversible?
O: Cholesterol deposits in the cornea (an arcus) do not fade with cholesterol reduction. Cholesterol does not coat retinal vessels. It can only be seen if the total cholesterol is over 1000 (lipemia retinalis) rarely a cholesterol plaque (hollenhort) can be visualized, but is usually an embolic phenomenon. ...Read more