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

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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