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Right eye blood vessel protruding on the right side
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sean123 posted:
I have been having problems with the right corner of my right eye. I can see fine, but, my eyes is burning and seems dry. I have put eye drops inn but to no avail. I can see a blood vessel protruding from the tissue of my eye. Please advise.
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
There are a few common reasons for prominent blood vessels on the white surface of the eye. These include pterygium and pingueculum which are sunlight stimulated benign growths. There can also be inflammatory "bumps" with prominent blood vessels which occasionally need to be treated with anti-inflammatory drops.

With that said, if the issue has not resolved its worth getting a diagnosis from an ophthalmologist. On rare occasions there are other problems that look like this but are far more serious.


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