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

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Emil Chynn
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Red eyes

This is normal, unless you overwear contacts, in which case it's not, and it's called corneal neovascularization, which will get worse with time, and eventually preclude lasik, as when you cut the flap you'll bleed, you can however get lasek as there is no flap or cutting involved, then the vessels will regress over time.

In brief: Red eyes

This is normal, unless you overwear contacts, in which case it's not, and it's called corneal neovascularization, which will get worse with time, and eventually preclude lasik, as when you cut the flap you'll bleed, you can however get lasek as there is no flap or cutting involved, then the vessels will regress over time.
Dr. Emil Chynn
Dr. Emil Chynn
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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
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