21st October 2009 03:30 AM
Red Veins in Whites of Eyes
I was diagnosed with blepharitis and have been doing the eyelid scrubs and warm compress for about a month now. The ophthamalogist that I went to said that the blepharitis was due to rosacea, but that my skin didn't look bad at all so he would prescribe me just an antibiotic/steroid ointment for the inflammation of my lid margins. However, about 2 weeks ago, I noticed the appearance of some red veins in the whites of my eyes that haven't faded or gone away even after using the antibiotic ointment. I'm freaking out because I'm so worried that these veins are permanent? Will they go away? I'm seeing a dermatologist next week even though my skin isn't bad at all, I'm just really worried about my eye as it looks awful to me.
21st October 2009 10:45 AM
Hi and welcome to the RF
You might want to do cool compresses as well as the warm compresses (which are very helpful in bleph and MGD) might be contributing to some of the dilated blood vessels. You might also want to add a rewetting drop to your regime. Restasis can help with chronic inflammation so ask your ophthalmologist about Restasis drops twice a day.
If you haven't already read this thread check it out when you get a chance:
21st October 2009 11:02 AM