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Doctor insights on: Plaque In Eye Vessels

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What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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If I have a flesh colored plaque in inner corner of my eye, do I see ophthalmologist or dermatologist? How can they test/treat it?

If I have a flesh colored plaque in inner corner of my eye, do I see ophthalmologist or dermatologist? How can they test/treat it?

Eye doctor: Anything that involves the eye itself should be seen by an eye doctor. This is also true if a skin lesion is very near the eyelid. ...Read more

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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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How does vessel plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

How does vessel plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

Reducing blood: High lipid levels can speed up a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are normally smooth on the inside, but as you age, a sticky substance called plaque forms in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made of lipids and other materials in your blood. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, reduced flow causes problems. ...Read more

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A young man about 15yrs presents with erythemal scales, yellowish plaques on the eye brows, nasolebial folds, glasbella and presternal area. What is t?

A young man about 15yrs presents with erythemal scales, yellowish plaques on the eye brows, nasolebial folds, glasbella and presternal area. What is t?

Hmmmmm.: It would be helpful to see a picture, but the differential includes seborrheic dermatitis, tinea infection or psoriasis. Any of the atopic dermatites could be considered. Also, contact dermatitis or allergen exposure.

I would lean towards seborrheic dermatitis given the distribution.

Just a guess though. ...Read more

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I've got a slight plaque buildup in my neck vessels, both sides. What can I do to clean them out?

I've got a slight plaque buildup in my neck vessels, both sides. What can I do to clean them out?

See a cardiologist: A cardiologist would likely order a CT scan of your carotids (the arteries in your neck) & also check whether type 2 diabetes is contributing to the plaque formation Starting you on a statin (a cholesterol lowering drug) would certainly be a option.
Hope this helps
Austin U Sargent MD PhD ...Read more

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Have a plaque in inside corner of my eye. Could this be a serious eye problem?

Have a plaque in inside corner of my eye. Could this be a serious eye problem?

Have a plaque: If u r asking about it it sound u r worried, so it is better to see your PCP for advise. ...Read more

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Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Are plaques deposited in the blood vessels permanent? Or can it be removed by exercise?

Yes: Historically plaques have been thought to be permanent. However more recently there has been an understanding that the plaques can regress. Diet and exercise are key!!! ...Read more

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Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.

Since fish oil contains fat, is it still good for you - does it cause or prevent plaque? Taking 2g for dry eye/BP/cholesterol and it seems to help.

Yes: Some OTC Fish oil tablets do have high Fat content which are not enough Omega 3/6. If you have prescription strength Fish oil like Lovaza, other fat content is minimal This does help bring down Triglycerides and LDL. Helps prevent the Plaqque build up in arteries. It should be associated with CV exercise and healthy dietary habit, ...Read more

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My friends dad had a drooping eye, doctors ran tests to find that he had plaque build up in an artery close to the brain. ...Best options.? .....

My friends dad had a drooping eye, doctors ran tests to find that he had plaque build up in an artery close to the brain. ...Best options.? .....

Many: How critical is the plaguing? Is it mostly firm? Does it help to have surgery.? Was the drooping on the same side as the blockage? Will the drooping go away? What is my risk now for stroke. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should I worry?

I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should I worry?

Don't panic: The area below the tongue has a high density of salivary glands. Sounds like you may have an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes these occlusions clear on there own with salivary secretions. They tend to occur when you are dehydrated. Drink lots of water. And see your dentist for an examination of the bump ...Read more

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Nurse called me and said I have mild plaque in veins, I have to come in to see dr. My question is what is the procedure for these results?

Nurse called me and said I have mild plaque in veins, I have to come in to see dr. My question is what is the procedure for these results?

Procedure?: The doctor will discuss the findings with you but I assume that it is your heart that you are talking about. Likely this will mean no procedure but your doctor should clarify. ...Read more

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Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye. It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.

It often comes with straining or trauma.

It can be frightening but innocent.
It will resolve without drops and without visual damage.
If it was from trauma then you must see the eyeMD/ophthalmologist.. ...Read more

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Can bulemia cause eye vessels to pop?

Can bulemia cause eye vessels to pop?

Sure: Childbirth, vomiting, lifting heavy weights-all of these can cause blood vessels to pop. ...Read more

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A blood vessel popped in my eye, what to do?

A blood vessel popped in my eye, what to do?

Hemorrhage: Consult with us to see how severe it is and if you need to have your blood pressure checked or dilation to see if there is blood in the vitreous or retina (which is rare) for this likely subconjunctival hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

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

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How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

Pressure: On a fragile surface vessel that easily breaks (age and vascular disease like hypertension predisposing to them) or a clotting disorder. ...Read more

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I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of large popped red vessels in whites of my eyes?

How do I get rid of large popped red vessels in whites of my eyes?

Just wait: If you are referring to a subconjunctival hemorrhage, or "broken blood vessel", there is really nothing to do to make them go away faster. Usually takes between 4-10 days to resolve. If you get repeated broken blood vessels, the blood pressure and blood clotting parameters can be checked. The hemorrhages will not affect your vision. ...Read more

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My grandmother popped a blood vessel in her eye. What should we do?

My grandmother popped a blood vessel in her eye. What should we do?

Subconjunctival heme: Your description sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is very common. The most common cause is dry eye/ ocular surface irritation which would explain your headache. I would try using artificial tears and observation. If you develop decreased vision or increased pain, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How to determine if its just a blood vessel that just popped in your eye?

Need exam to diagnos: Cannot make a definite diagnosis without an ophthalmologist examination. Some clues that it may be a broken blood vessel are 1. It is usually painless, usually noticed by someone else. 2. It is a shiny brick-red color. If you are experiencing many recurrences, you should check your blood pressure. Artificial tears can beused for comfort. If you have pain or blurred vision need to see ophthalm. ...Read more

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Because my eyes are always red with the blood vessels around? What do I do?

Because my eyes are always red with the blood vessels around? What do I do?

? dry eyes: It could be dry eyes, but it is better to see am eye dr. Or evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Why is there a bump on my eyeball and a popped blood vessel with some pain.

Why is there a bump on my eyeball and a popped blood vessel with some pain.

Thin vein: You did something to increase the venous pressure in your head; probably coughing or sneezing or lifting something heavy. This caused a little blood seepage from a thin vessel on the eye surface. These are dramatic looking but benign and your eye will absorb the blood over 3-8 days. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes broken blood vessels in eyes?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes broken blood vessels in eyes?

Subconj hemorrhage: Subconjunctival hemorrhages typically occur spontaneously, often after a hard cough, sneeze or even a hard bowel movement. They may occur more often in people who take blood thinners. They are totally harmless and typically resolve in 1-2 weeks after they develop. ...Read more

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Pain in my right eye/eyebrow area. Could I have popped a vessel of some sort?

Pain in my right eye/eyebrow area. Could I have popped a vessel of some sort?

Unlikely: If there is pain that is not relieved with Ibuprofen or aspirin, and if there is vision loss, it should be evaluated immediately. More commonly, the cause of these atypical headaches is sinusitis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my burst eye vessel to recover? As in the blood to disperse?

How long does it take for my burst eye vessel to recover? As in the blood to disperse?

About 1-2 weeks: This is common in patients with allergies, dry eyes and contact lens users. Contact your doctor for any pain or if you have easy brusing or bleeding elsewhere in your body. ...Read more

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I've had brown, popped blood vessel in my eye for a couple of years. Can it be removed?

Sounds like a nevus: Or mole in the eye. If it has changed it should be evaluated. Blood vessels are not brown. ...Read more

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