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Red Vein In white part of eye

Hello,

I recently noticed (1 month ago) a very prominent red vein in my eye. Growing towards my pupil from the top left corner of my eye. This is visible now when I'm staring straight ahead. I have never had eye issues before and I have perfect vision. I have never had allergies either, however I am at work at the computer all day long. I have also noticed that I seem to get more than normal discharge in the corner of my eyes. Could this be something to worry about? Could this vein growing larger effect my vision?

Best Regards,
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The vein should not affect your vision. Veins can become larger or more dilated due to allergy, irritation, dryness, etc.

You should see an ophthalmologist for a baseline exam. Also pull out 2 or 3 good facial photos taken 2-3 years ago and see if you can see the prominent vein on those photos. take them in with you to the exam. if they were there 2-3 years ago likely not new just dilated.

In USA find Eye MD at www.aao.org

JCH MD
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