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Enlarged Blood Vessel in Eyes

Seen my Optho yesterday and I was told that I have to see a Retinal Specialist due to enlarged blood vessels in my eyes.  My question is what is the cause of the condition? Does it have a name for enlarged vessels in the eyes and how soon should I see the Retinal Specialist?
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it depends on what they're talking about. if EVERY vessel in both of your eyes looks "enlarged", thats probably a systemic condition like high blood pressure.

if only ONE part of ONE vessel is "enlarged" that sounds more like retinal aneurysm.
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Per the pics it is all the vessels that are enlarged.  I haven't been DX with high blood pressure, but I do get migrains.  What is the condition called?
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ah, could be migraines.  thats a distinct possibility.

there is no diagnosis or condition that has a name for "engorged blood vessels".  if you do have engorged blood vessels, its a side effect or a sign of some OTHER problem. there is no "engorged retinal blood vessel disease".
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Thank you for answering my question
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A related discussion, my left eye was started.
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A related discussion, blood vessel in eye was started.
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