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Enlarged Blood Vessels Behind The Eye
Retina abnormality??: Are you implying it was noted inside your eye? Unable to directly "visualize" blood vessels "behind" eye without orbital scanning. I would seek clarification from whomever noted this finding. ...Read more
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 over night, 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
Sometime I see clear prism shapes moving around in my vision. Yesterday I had my eyes dialated and was told that the blood vessels in my left eye are enlarged, but I was not told what that could be, only told to see a neurologist.?
Please repost: Who diAlated your eyes? An optometrist or an ophthalmologist? If an optometrist, I would see an ophthalmologist. If an ophthalmologist, call them up & ask for more information. It’s common for patients to be given information & either not to hear it or almost immediately forget it. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. ...Read more
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 heavy weight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...Read more
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
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
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
Eye blood vessels: On the whites of your eyes are not connected to the iris. They are a different system of vessels. ...Read more
Clear bump: Send photo. If is likely a cyst but send a photo to be sure. Do you have any history of allergies? ...Read more
If you get frequent blood vessels bursts in your eye could this be a symptom of something more serious?
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 more
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
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
Time: They resolve on their own in 1-2 weeks. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more
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
? dry eyes: It could be dry eyes, but it is better to see am eye dr. Or evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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
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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