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Vein Near The Eye
Conservative: If your eye otherwise feels relatively normal but looks terribly "tomato ketchup" red, you likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Usually these are a result of mechanical (rubbing) mechanism but some are from sneezing, coughing, & straining. If you take Aspirin or other anticoagulants, they are more common. Artificial tears are adequate for soothing. If itchy eye component, then try Zaditor™ ...Read more
Veins: Do not twitch, it is a muscle who does that and means nothing! ...Read more
Vein: This should be seen by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more
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
Several things!: Dark circles are caused by 1) deep eye socket vascularity (nothing to do about this), 2) darker skin pigmentation (hydroquinone therapy or periorbital peels can lighten), and 3)shadows from eyelid "bags" (eyelid lift surgery can smooth and remove the shadow-causing bulges). Prominent periorbital veins can be eliminated by skillful sclerotherapy (without worry about vision--different vessels). ...Read more
Yes,: Most probably normal. If concerned however, go see an eye doctor! ...Read more
Could be normal: I am not certain what your question is. Eye color varies widely, as does how prominent any person's eye vessels may be. As always, if there is a concern about an abnormality, an eye doctor visit can be very helpful. ...Read more
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
Which vessels?: If you are referr ng to vessels in the Whites of the eyes (conjunctival injection), this is nonspecific and may be from eye strain and in some people there is no specific cause. If you have associated symptoms of discomfort or visual disturbance, consult an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Middle age problem: Get plenty of exercise, eat well, get plenty of rest, avoid multiple hours in front of computer, avoid smoking or smoke filled rooms, avoid too much sun exposure. Sometimes even following all these guidelines thin skin can reveal underlying veins. If these are normal veins they will be hard to remove. If they are spider veins then laser treatment may be available. A photo would be helpful. ...Read more
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
I have prominent red veins in my eyes and a bit of yellowness at the ends. I'm only 18. What's the problem?
Would need: To see your eyes befor I can make a dx ...Read more
Lately I see redish veins in my both eyes. (more than normal). Is this indicative of something? There are no other symptoms.
Get examined: If by lately you meant that it has been present for a few days, just see if it will go away in another week or so. Otherwise many conditions such as viral infection, allergies (usually accompanied by itching), or dry eyes can cause it. Best to get examined if this has been present for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
I have big veins in my eyes after using clear eyes. Will the veins go away? I get more veins everyday! When will it stop? Haven't use drops for 1 month
See an eye doc and: You may also need see your regular doctor. The eye doctor can help you track down the original reason that your eyes were red (and that got you started on clear eyes in the first place!). If the eye doctor can't find a problem, then your regular doctor may need to get involved. Sometimes thyroid disease can be a cause of red eyes if there is no 'eye cause'. ...Read more
Nothing, normal: Little veins are abundant in the conjunctiva that covers the sclera (white part of eye). With any irritation, a cold or lack of sleep the veins can dilate and show more prominence. If it is only a particular spot then it may be what is called episcleritis for which you should see an eye md. ...Read more
Depends: This may be entirely normal. Many individuals have prominent conjunctival and episcleral vessels just as a matter of their anatomy. In some, however, especially if the vessels are extremely prominent ant tortuous, this may be a sign of an intracranial process such as carotid-cavernous fistula or cavernous sinus thrombosis. In others, it represents inflammation. Have it looked at. ...Read more
Hi, I have just recently noticed several new veins in the whites of my eyes, is there anyway to treat this?
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
Several Options: There are essentially 3 options to treat veins around the eyes (periorbital)-laser, sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy. Laser is a topical treatment that usually requires multiple applications. Sclereotherapy involves injecting a solution into the veins to dissolve them just as is done on leg veins. This is my procedure of choice. Microphlebectomy requires making small incisions to remove them. ...Read more
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
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
Red Vein: Send photo asap to be sure it is not dangerous. ...Read more
Normal variation: Mostly all of us can visualize superficial veins on our faces, forehead, eye region, around the eyes, in the areas where there is little fat. I hate that this is so cosmetically bothersome to you! I would say some careful makeup artistry, with a concealer, potentially in combination with a bb creme, or base can minimize this! ...Read more
Not possible: There is no way to thicken the skin but there are cosmetics that can cover the area and allergy treatment may help this as well. ...Read more