Prominent Blood Vessel in my eye

 

 

Submitted by siddharth on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:37
Country
Netherlands
Age
30
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Livocab eye drops. I use this against itching caused by hay fever

https://www.drugs.com/mtm/levocabastine-ophthalmic.html

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Right: -2.50 D , no astigmatism (cylindrical). Left: -1.75 D with astigmatism

 

 

Question

Hi,

I see strange red lines popping up in the corner of my left eye. What is it?. Can you help me understand what this is and if I should get it checked out?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

This is called prominent vortex vein. This vein drains the blood from inside the eye to outside the eye and most of the time it is normal to appear like this. I would prefer to visit your eye doctor to examine the inside of the eye to make sure there are no other causes such as inflammation or infection.

There are multiple eye drops such as olopatadine hydrochloride that can be used to treat itchy red eye other than Livocab eye drops with less side effects. Livocab eye drops work on histamine (H1) receptors only while olopatadine hydrochloride works on both histamine receptors and mast cell. Mast cells release histamine so these eye drops stabilize mast cells and prevent them to release histamine.

 

 

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