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Enlarged reddish vein in the eye. No pain. What is wrong?

hello, my left eye has a red enlarged vein area from the corner toward the iris, which is keeping it looking red. it is getting a small grey swollen around iris? do you know what might be going on or suggestions? Visin doesnt really help and its not itchy or does not hurt. This has been 4 weeks since it started and seems to be getting worse.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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This sounds like a corneal lesion and the red dilated blood vessel is what is normally seen in such conditions. If you use contact lenses stop them till the lesion heals. You need an ophthalmologist to look at the corneal problem and decide whether it may be infective, following a foreign body in the eye or inflammatory in nature. Another condition that could be what you describe is a pterygium which is a degenerative condition that is not really an emergency. Have it looked at since it has been there for a month and there is no improvement.
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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