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I was wondering are noticeable veins on eyelids bad?

I was wondering are noticeable veins on eyelids bad?

Not usually: If the blood vessels are associated with swelling, itching, or styes, then it might be an eyelid manifestation of acne rosacea. It is treatable. In the absence of associated problems, there is nothing bad about visible veins on the eyelids. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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Red veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost) ?

Red veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost) ?

Avoid this: The medication is used for glaucoma in drop form. It commonly causes redness when applied inside the eye as a drop. Latisse (bimatoprost) is meant for the lashes - you may have had it get into your eye. The redness should go away shortly but be careful to apply it only to your lashes. ...Read more

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Red spider veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost) ? It's like in my lash line I don't know how to make it to away

Red spider veins in eyelids after using Latisse (bimatoprost) ? It's like in my lash line I don't know how to make it to away

Not from Latisse (bimatoprost) : Not at all.common pigmented yes red veins I personally have never seen this. Not something that I feel has to do with using the product. Stop for a.week see what happens ...Read more

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Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management. ...Read more

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Enlarged vein in right eyelid, what to do?

Enlarged vein in right eyelid, what to do?

Can be removed: If this is a cosmetic blemish then your ophthalmologist can arrange for removal. It is probably an anatomic variant and not a sign of anything dangerous. ...Read more

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What to do if I had enlarged vein in right eyelid?

What to do if I had enlarged vein in right eyelid?

Have to see it: Not sure how to help you with this question. An exam is essential for any unusually occurring external or ocular lesion. An ophthalmologist is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What doctor do you see for red veins on your eyelids?

What doctor do you see for red veins on your eyelids?

Laser specialist: There are dermatologists and ophthalmologists who specialize in treatment of veins of the eyelids using certain lasers. Treating the upper eyelids with lasers usuallly requires special protective eyeshields that are placed inside the eye along with a protective lubricant and numbing drops. Very important to make sure the doctor is highly experienced and trained to perform these treatments. ...Read more

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Hello,i have been diagnosed with a varicose vein in my eyelid. Im waiting for my specialist appt. How will they get rid of it? Its very painful.thanks

Hello,i have been diagnosed with a varicose vein in my eyelid. Im waiting for my specialist appt. How will they get rid of it? Its very painful.thanks

Sclerotherapy: in the states most likely we treat this with sclerotherapy or laser therapy
being so closed to the eye sclerotherapy might be the safest
usually it is not painful ...Read more

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Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Why would I have major tingling in neck on right side and veins poppg on eyelids and cheeks? Had3 stents in 2002. Triple bypass in 2008, which resulted in me getting MRSA in sternum...Put on vanco and had several surgeries removing parts of sternum....I l

Unfortunately : Unfortunately yhe only way to know what is going on is to follow up with your cardiologist. You may need another angiogram. The fact that you stated you are "losing the will to live" is worrisome. It sounds like you are dealing with major depression, which is understandable given your medical history. I strongly encourage you to seek the help of a psychiatrist or therapist.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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The same small vein bursts in my right eyelid every few days. Why?

The same small vein bursts in my right eyelid every few days. Why?

Evaluation: Hi, I believe you might have subconjunctival hemorrhage which is not life threatening and it could happen 2/2 lifting heavy things, trauma, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, straining. but because you have it very often you need to see an Ophtolmologist (an eye doctor).
Be safe. ...Read more

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Should I take any precautionary measures if I have a prominent vein in my left upper eyelid?

Should I take any precautionary measures if I have a prominent vein in my left upper eyelid?

No: A prominent vein should not cause any problems. Direct trauma is unlikely, as the rim of the eye socket protects this area. However, if lid surgery or Botox injections are planned, the surgeon should be careful to avoid the vein. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser?

I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser?

Absolutely: In fact, tiny spider veins of the face respond very well to appropriate laser treatment, and generally respond even faster than those on the legs, which can take multiple treatments to resolve. On the face, it may take several treatments, but often times, one session may give complete resolution. Make sure that you are seen at an experienced, reliable vein center with the correct type of laser. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser or do electrolysis?

I have tiny red spider veins around my nose and eyelids, can't they laser or do electrolysis?

Yes, possibly: Laser around the nose and eyelids is an effective treatment. There is also treament that is sort of similar to electrolysis that works too. It is called photocoagulation. ...Read more

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I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.Started hurting to touch my eye so I looked and saw that there are bright red veins only on my left eyelid.Why?

I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.Started hurting to touch my eye so I looked and saw that there are bright red veins only on my left eyelid.Why?

Eye pain: was there an injury to the eye that caused the subconjunctival hemorrhage? If so could have had trauma to the eyelid as well. Infection could also be a cause. Best to have this evaluated. Hope this helps Good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have purplish veins on the underside of my eyelid?

What to do if I have purplish veins on the underside of my eyelid?

Dilated veins: If it is unilateral it may represent a venous obstruction and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why would the veins on the upper and lower eyelids near the eyelashes become visible?

Why would the veins on the upper and lower eyelids near the eyelashes become visible?

Depends: Some patients have fair skin and they are more prone to have visible vessels around their face and eyelids. Also sometjmws sun damage and aging will make the appear. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 2 month old right eyelid is swollen with a vein bulge or either knot. It doesn't hurt her. Please help?

My 2 month old right eyelid is swollen with a vein bulge or either knot. It doesn't hurt her. Please help?

Need a photo.: Since you mention there is a vein, it may be a hemangioma, which can occur in this area, but it could be a small cyst or even a stye or chalazion. If there is no redness or drainage of the conjunctiva *white part of the eye) then it seems safe to bring it to the attention of your doctor at her next well child visit. ...Read more

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I just noticed some purplish veins right below my eyebrow down to my eyelid and blueish veins below it that have not been there before. possibities?

I just noticed some purplish veins right below my eyebrow down to my eyelid and blueish veins below it that have not been there before. possibities?

Normal: Minor dilatation of the blood vessels is a normal variation associated with age.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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There is a vein pulsing right under my left eyelid. I wear contacts. Should I do anything?

There is a vein pulsing right under my left eyelid. I wear contacts. Should I do anything?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. Dryness from contacts. ...Read more

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Small lump on eyelid rim no white doesn't hurt black line/vein in it has grown slightly had at least 3-4 months don't think stye hurts/itchy if pushed?

Small lump on eyelid rim no white doesn't hurt black line/vein in it has grown slightly had at least 3-4 months don't think stye hurts/itchy if pushed?

Have it checked out!: Although most of these type of eyelid margin lesions are benign, it is worth having it looked at, especially if it is growing or changing. See your ophthalmologist (eye md) for an assessment. If there is a functional or cosmetic concern, the therapeutic treatment options can be reviewed. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I see about 3-5 little regrouped veins on top of my right eye(under the eyelid).

Is it normal that I see about 3-5  little regrouped veins on top of my right eye(under the eyelid).

Let's hope so!: It's important to nourish the eyelid mucous membranes through tears, and there are veins and arteries (capillaries) that provide oxygen to tissues, and remove deoxygenated blood from this tissue too. There's a lot going on that you'll never see or know that keeps your eyes healthy! ...Read more

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I have protruding veins that start at the temple area and go down through my eyelid. What is the cause and how to get rid of them. ?

I have protruding veins that start at the temple area and go down through my eyelid.  What is the cause and how to get rid of them. ?

Prominent face veins: This is normal anatomy of your vasculature. As we age, skin becomes thinner and veins more visible. If there is high pressure or impediment to proper drainage, vein can become dilated & prominent . If there is tenderness, try NSAIDs and see your doctor. Spider veins can be treated with LASERs but not large veins, especially close to eyes. ...Read more

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Both eyes are itchy frm eyelid but right eye is red from veins, Can i use eyedrops to make it stop from over-the-counter and which ones are the best?

Both eyes are itchy frm eyelid but right eye is red from veins, Can i use eyedrops to make it stop from over-the-counter and which ones are the best?

Depends what it's: itching from, allergy or animal dander? Rubbing eyes will make it more red. Whatever you do, don't use a eye decongestant as it will give your rebound redness that is hard to manage. If from animal dander, you must wash your hands after petting an animal, and use non preservative lubricating drops. If from allergy, there is mast cell OTC antihistamine/mast cell stabilizer available (Ketotifen). ...Read more

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I have a busted vein my my eye what should I do?

I have a busted vein my my eye what should I do?

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