Eye Health

Posted by: Luis Supfort | 2020/02/19


Red veins growing in my eyes for the past 8 months

I have been with eye red veins and keep growing since the beginning of 2019. I am 35 years old and these red veins started to appear after a big arm laceration I suffered in mid 2018. I have tried since June 2019 warm compresses, cold compresses, Refresh Rears, GenTeal Severe Dry Eye (this helped the most), Lumify (this bleach my eye but red veins stay and rebound not good), Clear Eyes Redness Relief (not good at all), and organic castor oil drops hexane free (this work the same as GenTeal). After trying all this and red veins not going away, I visited the ophthalmologist and I was really disappointed when on my first visit he just recommend me Refresh Tears and on the second visit told me about Lumify. Seemed like I was years ahead of his recommendations, big bummer. So I lost my faith on them. Right now the only thing I do that helps is do a 15 minute routine which is every 15 min. I need to stop working from my computer (I am a web developer since 2008 and never suffered this), then every 15 min. I need to also do cold compresses, then I need to put hexane free organic castor oil drops (yes every 15 min), and every 2 hours I wash my eyes with purified water 98.3% ophthalmic solution but all this tedious routine is to only for living by. I cannot go out in the sun, I cannot go shopping because if I spend more than 30 min outside eyes go dry and itchy, I cannot cook for more than 30 minutes or do any activity because my red veins on my eyes start bothering me. I need help to eliminate these big red veins from my eyes. I have several pictures of my eyes that I can share with you if needed. But I do really need help. Oh and I am also using anti blue light glasses, anti blue computer software,dimming my monitor to the lowest possible, using humidifiers, change my mattress for possible allergies. HELP!! NOTHING WORKS...

Expert's Reply


- 2020/04/17

Hi there

It sounds like you need to get to the cause of the problem and see if there is in fact a problem that can be resolved or something that just needs continuous intervention to keep it manageable. Please try and see another ophthalmologist who specialises in dry eye management to assist.

Best wishes 

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