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Tortuous Blood Vessels in the retina

I am a 33 year old woman  and have been diagonosed with two tortuous blood vessles in my retina that meet close to my nasal cavity. I had not been to the eye doctor in 7 years so I don't know when these started.I just know they weren't there 7 years ago after I had Lasik surgery.

After the first exam, I returned for a field test, which I passed with flying colors.
I then had a MRI and MRA done, and there was no evidence at this time of any tumors or of a blood vessel disorder.

Could this develop into that? My only other symptom would be GI problems ( IBS for years) and migraine headaches(started about 2 years ago). Other than that, I feel fine. I exercise regularly, and lead a very active life.What else could this be? What should I look for? Could it be hormonal due to two pregancies in the last 6 years?

Thank you. I am very alarmed about this because I have read too much scary stuff on the web about this!
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Dear jennygriffin44,

I would recommend that you seek the care of a retina specialist and/or neuro-ophthalmologist to discuss your concerns along with your complete medical history.  They will be able to educate you further about the diagnosis.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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