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I have a lot of blood vessels that you can visually see in my eyes. Is this normal?

I have a lot of blood vessels that you can visually see in my eyes. Is this normal?

Maybe: Every person has different amounts of vessels on the surface of the eye. Some improvement may be obtainable with treatment. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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When I first open my eyes in the morning I can see the blood vessels inside my eyes in my vision for a second or so. Is this normal?

When I first open my eyes in the morning I can see the blood vessels inside my eyes in my vision for a second or so. Is this normal?

Yes: The retina is upside down with the blood vessels in front of the light receptors. These are ordinarily not seen because the retina ignores constant stimuli. When you wake up, the light change and eye motion is inconstant and briefly the retina sees it as a new shadow which is the shadow of your blood vessels. Enjoy the show as it is normal. ...Read more

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Name of the blood vessels you see in the white part of the eyes run through the iris?

Name of the blood vessels you see in the white part of the eyes run through the iris?

Eye blood vessels: On the whites of your eyes are not connected to the iris. They are a different system of vessels. ...Read more

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Lately my eyes been bothering me and I can see blood vessels appears & it hurts and I also get a bad headache. Im a runner who runs a lot outside sun?

Lately my eyes been bothering me and I can see blood vessels appears & it hurts and I also get a bad headache. Im a runner who runs a lot outside sun?

Allergirs: Sounds like you have developed allergies. It is also possible that simple irritation from dust and sun exposure could be causing your problem. I would suggest wearing eye protection when you run, and using cool water to rinse your face, and gently wash off your eyelashes afterwards. Your headache could be a symptom of sinus congestion, also allergic. ...Read more

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What to do if i can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

What to do if i can see my eye blood vessels from contacts?

Eye mirrors: Your lenses are causing your cornea to act like a mirror, so you are seeing your retinal vessles. If your contact tinted, you may need to change to clear lenses. ...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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Eyedoc say blood vessels in eye constrict/unconstrict causing me to see colors, and sometimes hallucenations what could cause this? Where do I go?

Eyedoc say blood vessels in eye constrict/unconstrict causing me to see colors, and sometimes hallucenations what could cause this? Where do I go?

Could be a migraine : I would definitely ask your eye doctor since they have already examined you but, given your age, it sounds like it may be an ocular migraine. Sometimes these migraines give strange visual phenomena (dark spots in vision, zig zag flashing lights) and are not necessarily associated with a migraine type headache. Though they seem scary, they are actually benign. ...Read more

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I see the blood vessels in my left eye when I blink or shift my eye in daylight. I think it's my purkinje tree, is that nml, its bothersome. ?

You got it: This is a very normal phenomenon described many years ago. Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entoptic_phenomenon for other things you might be seeing or can see. You don't need to worry as I bet this describes it well. ...Read more

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When do I need to see a doctor for broken blood vessels in eye? I had this happen a month ago and today it happened again. I saw dr. last time and he said it would go away on its own and it did.

When do I need to see a doctor for broken blood vessels in eye?  I had this happen a month ago and today it happened again.  I saw dr. last time and he said it would go away on its own and it did.

Eye hemorrhage: This is likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage which usually resolves within a week depending on the size. It is generally painless although over the counter lubricant drops may make the eye feel better. See a doctor if it does not get better within a week, if there is a lot of swelling or eye pain involved. ...Read more

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I had 2 broken blood vessels in my eyes and wore glasses for 2 weeks. They're healed now, tried contacts and it feels weird. Is that normal?

I had 2 broken blood vessels in my eyes and wore glasses for 2 weeks.  They're healed now, tried contacts and it feels weird.  Is that normal?

Wear eyeglasse 4 now: Your eyes will speak to you. If they are sending you signals of discomfort they are telling you do not put a foreign body (contact lenses) onto me! Listen to your body! ...Read more

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Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often..Why?

Broken blood vessels in eyes happen often..Why?

Subconjunctival heme: I'd recommend an eye exam by your eye doctor and your medical doctor. Most of the time these hemorrhages happen spontaneously, but they can occur from valsalva maneuvers (coughing, sneezing, vomiting, lifting a heavy weight, straining in the bathroom, etc), high blood pressure, bleeding disorders or blood thinners. They will resolve on their own. ...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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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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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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HOW can I remove the red blood vessels from the whites of my eyes??? Or does everyone have that?

HOW can I remove the red blood vessels from the whites of my eyes??? Or does everyone have that?

Probably normal: All persons, when looked at closely, have blood vessels coursing over the surface of the whiles of the eyes. There is some variation from person to person. Rarely they are so plentiful that it looks as if the eyes are red. If no one comments upon your eyes, they are probably OK (try comparing yours to others). If you have a dense collection, laser tratment is possible to lower the density. ...Read more

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It happens only when I am waking in the morning. During the day it is fine. The blood vessels around my eyes become inflamed and red?

It happens only when I am waking in the morning.  During the day it is fine.  The blood vessels around my eyes become inflamed and red?

Many things: You may have allergic conjunctivitis which means your eyes are irritated at night secondary to a local irritant such as your bed linens. If the appearance of feeling of "red eyes" is a concern, see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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For contact wearers, blood vessels in the eyes can become enlarged to transport oxygen. Are there ways to lessen this effect? Thank you.

For contact wearers, blood vessels in the eyes can become enlarged to transport oxygen. Are there ways to lessen this effect? Thank you.

If too advanced: You need to stop wearing your contact lenses, do not wear contacts over night, follow the regimen prescribed for length of time you wear a pair of cantacts(usually 14 to 30 days). There is no treat to make them go away or regress. Your cornea does not need blood vessels to get oxygen, these blood vessels are not good to have. ...Read more

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What is causing my eyes to feel dry? They hurt almost all the time.Why does it seem like they have blood vessels bursting in them all the time?

What is causing my eyes to feel dry? They hurt almost all the time.Why does it seem like they have blood vessels bursting in them all the time?

Many factors..... : Working on the computer all day will cause the eyes to be red and fatigued. There are also some medicines that affect the tear production , namely anti- histamines among others. ...Read more