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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?

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?

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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