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new blood vessels on white part of the eye


I have not been wearing contacts for more than 6 years now. I started when I was about 16 years old and fully stopped when I was 19 years old. So about a total of 4 years of contacts. When I was 18 years old I wore my monthly contacts for more than 2 months which towards the end  of the 2 months. The contacts caused irritation in my eyes. This is when my eyes started to get red and I became unable to have a contact  lens in my left eye due to discomfort. But doctors did not find anything wrong. I noticed some new blood vessels on the white of my eye at that point. What I wonder about now is if the new blood vessels were created by lack of oxygen or by the irritation? No doctor has ever told me that I have blood vessels on the cornea itself, I'm referring to red blood vessels on the white part of the eye.

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Decreased oxygen and irritation can certainly cause more blood vessels to grow on the cornea, and increased redness. It sounds like you are experiencing contact-lens intolerance, which would respond to decreased weartime, mild steroid drops, or a change in contact lenses. Make sure you have an EyeMD seeing you in addition to your optometrist.
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