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Question:
What is blood vessel growth in front of the eye called?

Answer:
There are many causes for the appearance of blood vessels on the surface of the eye. Pterygium (fleshy growths of tissue on the white of the eye) are a major cause. Any type of irritation as from allergy, infection, dry eyes or eyelid inflammation can cause the appearance of dilated blood vessels. Some people have prominent-appearing blood vessels making their eyes appear reddish.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Feb 10, 2014

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