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Red dot on eye, what is this? I have a red dot on the white of my eye, it looks like a cluster of veins. What is this? What causes this?

Red dot on eye, what is this? I have a red dot on the white of my eye, it looks like a cluster of veins. What is this? What causes this?

A : A cluster of veins suggests an inflamed pinguecula, which is usually caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and other environmental irritants, such as wind. The following link provides an excellent photograph of an inflamed pinguecula. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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What causes and can I get rid of all the red veins in my eye?

What causes and can I get rid of all the red veins in my eye?

No: Blood vessels are normal on the white of the eye, and necessary to nourish the tissues. The vessels can become enlarged and more visible due to allergies, irritation, dryness, infections, etc. See your eye doctor to look into the issue. ...Read more

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I've had my thyroid removed. About 6 years ago. Can that be the cause of red veins on the whites of my eye?

I've had my thyroid removed. About 6 years ago. Can that be the cause of red veins on the whites of my eye?

No association: Having your thyroid removed 6 years ago would have no bearing on your current issues of red veins in the white of your eyes. Could be allergies, infection, or a popped vessel which resolves on its own. See your primary doctor if redness persists. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face,  there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more

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Http://imageshack.Com/a/img560/3395/gx8f.Jpg i need to find a way to get rid of these under eye veins and redness. I am only 18 and its not right.

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i need to find a way to get rid of these under eye veins and redness. I am only 18 and its not right.

Art tears, sleep: Your linked image doesn't show enough detail to see any blood vessels in the eye or red eye. The most common causes in your age group are dry eye and mild radiation burns from too much computer use. Artificial tears, sleep, and a radiation reducing screen over your monitor should solve your problem. Allergy is a possibility, but you would probably have itchy eyes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

How long does it take for eye redness to go away after excision of nevus on conjunctiva?? Been 3 months since, and my eye is still pink with veins.

Depends on size: Depends on size of the area excised.After this period of time,you should return to your surgeon for advice . There may be some drops that will help the injection. ...Read more

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9 month old has redness in right eye. No pain, no discharge, no itchiness. It doesn't brother him. Cluster of red veins right of pupil. How to treat?

9 month old has redness in right eye. No pain, no discharge, no itchiness. It doesn't brother him. Cluster of red veins right of pupil. How to treat?

Bloodshot eye: Leave it alone. It could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage and will get better by itself - could take a week. If he has pain or other symptoms, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red veins in eyes become more irritated?

Please help! I have red veins in eyes become more irritated?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more

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Does Lotemax (loteprednol) help taking out red veins in eyes due to Dry Eyes?

Does Lotemax (loteprednol) help taking out red veins in eyes due to Dry Eyes?

Lotemax (loteprednol) isn't Visine: It's an anti-inflammatory drops intended to reduce inflamed conjunctiva & eyelids due to inflammation or extreme allergic responses, where eyes may look red, but it's not an ocular decongestant to vasoconstrict blood vessels.So the category & drug action is different. In dry eye syndrome, it's usually due lack of oil gland production to keep tears on eyes, where lubricating drops are used instead. ...Read more

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Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

Are many red veins in eyes for  many yrs   a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

No: Prominent conjunctival blood vessels increasing with age is primarily due to the thinning of connective tissues under the conjunctiva called tenon's capsule. This is why baby's eyes appears so white because of A very thick tenon's capsule. Furthermore, blood vessels tend to dilate more with irritation, whether from dryness, environmental exposures, UV, allergies and inflammation/infections. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Dryness/fatigue: The blood vessels naturally become more visible in the eyes as you age due to thinning of the tissues. Exacerbations of eye redness may occur from a variety of things such as dryness, wind, tiredness, allergies, infections, inflammations, & chronic use of some types of ophthalmic medications. As a benign treatment, trial some otc artificial tears (eg. Refresh tears) to soothe your eyes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes tiny red veins how do I make them go away?

Nix (permethrin) the cause: Tiny blood vessels on the eyes are necessary, and are more prominent in some people than others. You cannot completely eliminate them. Eliminating the cause of what is engorging them will minimize their appearance. Allergies, inadequate sleep, drugs and alcohol, infection and irritation from pollution or contact lenses are common causes. ...Read more

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I've had red veins in my eyes for a few years they have got worse, is there a way to remove them?

I've had red veins in my eyes for a few years they have got worse, is there a way to remove them?

Yes: Red veins if persistent can be due to chronic conditions of the eye but i assume you have seen your ophthalmologist to diagnose this. If it is just a cosmetic issue, they can be treated with laser to attentuate them. This is not covered by insurance as these prominent vessels do not cause pathology of the eyes. ...Read more

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I was looking at my eyes and I noticed a red vein with a black dot at the end of it.I also noticed a balck dot in my otherother eyewatisit?

I was looking at my eyes and I noticed a red vein with a black dot at the end of it.I also noticed a balck dot in my otherother eyewatisit?

Likely benign: More than likely you are seeing something related to the small blood vessels of the eye. Unless you are having irritation, pain, or other symptom it is probably nothing to worry about. However, if symptoms, or if it changes see someone. Foreign bodies, and small blood vessel injuries can cause such spots. ...Read more

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What is the cure for red veins in the eyes?

What is the cure for red veins in the eyes?

Many causes, cures: Common causes of redness include dry eye, allergy, irritants, and fatigue. Environmental changes can help: humidifiers, decreasing air movement (fans), decreasing exposure to dust and chemicals (pools), and taking breaks from visual work (reading, computers). Artificial tears and otc allergy drops can help, but avoid "get-the-red-out" drops. See an eye doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i always have laser red veins on eyes?

Nothing.: Some people have more prominent veins around their face or eyes, especially as they age. There is nothing dangerous associated with this. You can have them lasered away by a dermatologist or phlebologist (vein specialist) if you like but this is a cosmetic treatment. ...Read more