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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Have Permanent Visible Blood Vessels In The Sclera Of The Eye

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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

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 more

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Is it okay to workout with broken blood vessels in the eye?

Is it okay to workout with broken blood vessels in the eye?

Yes: This shouldn't be a problem unless the reason you had broken blood vessels was due to direct trauma of the eye which would require a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

Multiple: Depends on which vessels, but usually relates to vessel fragility, neovascularization (weak vessels), increased vascular pressure, trauma, bleeding or clotting problems. ...Read more

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What causes broken blood vessels in the eye without pain?

Many: Subconjunctival hemorrhages -- older age, trauma / eye rubbing, blood thinners, very high blood pressure, severe valsalva, bleeding or clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

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 more

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What can be done about busted blood vessels/capillaries near the eye?

What can be done about busted blood vessels/capillaries near the eye?

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

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Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

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

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Are there any cure for broken blood vessels on the eye?

Are there any cure for broken blood vessels on the eye?

Time: They resolve on their own in 1-2 weeks. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Thin blood vessels behind the eye, should I be concerned?

Thin blood vessels behind the eye, should I be concerned?

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

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What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

Depends: Depends on which ruptured vessels -- surface conjunctival vs. Inside the eye (retina). Should be examined by an eye care provider. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of enlarged, or large gathering of blood vessels in the eye safely?

Cause?: These should be examined first. Could be some sort of hemangioma, sentinel vessel leading to a cancer, increased episcleral venous pressure, infection, inflammation, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

What to do if I can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

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

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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?

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

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What causes swollen blood vessels behind your eye?

Need further testing: There could be several causes for swollen blood vessels in the retina, but you would need further workup. ...Read more

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Blood vessels in eye normal or should I be worried?

Blood vessels in eye normal or should I be worried?

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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How is excess blood sugar related to abnormal eye blood vessels?

Diabetic retina: Persistent uncontrolled blood sugar (uncontrolled diabetes) in many cases can lead to weakening of blood vessel walls in the retina of the eye and this can cause bleeding, vascular growth and other changes that can affect vision You should work with your diabetic doc to keep the sugar under control and a blood level termed HbA1c at least below 7.0 to help protect the eye. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does having excess blood sugar have to do with abnormal eye blood vessels?

Please tell me what does having excess blood sugar have to do with abnormal eye blood vessels?

High sugar damages: Those eye blood blood vessels

look up 'brownlee's unified theory of diabetic complications'. ...Read more

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Eyedoc say blood vessels in eye constrict/unconstrict causing me to see colors, and sometimes hallucenations what could cause this? Where do I go?

Eyedoc say blood vessels in eye constrict/unconstrict causing me to see colors, and sometimes hallucenations what could cause this? Where do I go?

Could be a migraine: I would definitely ask your eye doctor since they have already examined you but, given your age, it sounds like it may be an ocular migraine. Sometimes these migraines give strange visual phenomena (dark spots in vision, zig zag flashing lights) and are not necessarily associated with a migraine type headache. Though they seem scary, they are actually benign. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessels in my eye for over a month. Should I be worried?

Broken blood vessels in my eye for over a month. Should I be worried?

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

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I need to know what is wrong when you keep having broken blood vessels in your eye?

I need to know what is wrong when you keep having broken blood vessels in your eye?

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

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