Discussions By Condition: Eye conditions

Red Veins in Eyes

Posted In: Eye conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: babybeluga
  • February 6, 2012
  • 04:29 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm a 35 year old female who has been coping with red veins in the whites of my eyes for 15 years. It started when I was wearing contacts (age 20) so I stopped cold, but the veins never went away. When I was about 25 I had laser vision surgery and while my veins didn't change at all, at least I didn't have to wear glasses. Now I'm 35 and my vision is regressing -- I have floaters and because of my job, I spend too much time on a computer -- and I feel my veins are increasing and even more prominent than ever.

Has ANYONE had success stories in treating the veins? My eyes are healthy otherwise and my eye doctor has said I still don't need glasses and my eyes are normal and healthy.

Could it be that our preoccupation with eye veins is a form of OCD or Body Dymorphic Disorder? Or are the veins really a condition? Eye doctors write me off as crazy if I bring up how self-concious I am with the veins (and also my eyes feel dry when I wake up -- but is it this way for everyone?) -- but I "feel" as though it is a real condition.

I know about the eye whitening surgeries in LA but I am not ready for that and am hopeful that there are other treatments, including alternative treatments like EFT and hypnosis.

I'm looking for sucess stories...please share!!!

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?