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Weak eyesight, yellow spot next to pupil, red veins. Possible causes and remedies?

Hi, I m a 20-year old female, caucasian student. I am in relatively good health- I eat a good diet , don t drink or smoke , and exercise every day. My BMI is 21.9, my female relations usually live till at least their late 80s. However ever since I was little I ve had trouble with my eyesight- in pictures I can be seen squinting, and at the age of 4 when I was having trouble reading my mother took me to be tested. I ve worn glasses from age 4-19. At the start of last year I began wearing contact lenses . When I was around 9 years old I noticed a yellow spot on the white of my eye next to my pupil, about 8mm by 6mm. In the last few years I ve also noticed red veins appearing which are permanent, although dirty contact lenses, allergies and fatique do make them worse. Lately as I ve become more body conscious and want to look and feel as healthy as possible, my eyes have become a concern. What could be causing the discolourization and veins, and what can I do about it?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
From your detail history it seems that you might have Pteregium, causing yellowish, white spot and from there small red capillaries coming out.
Consult ophthalmologist and get examined.
If it turned out Pterogium then go for small procedure for removal.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Anju Choudhary's  Response
hi there, thank you for such a comprehensive history. You have not mentioned the diopters of the glasses that you use but I am assuming that you are myopic. In early myopes as you who had the problem at a young age, the sclera is quite thin and stretched out due to which the choroid or the the layer where the blood vessels are there in the eye is visible thro the whites and that is what you are seeing as the vein. If they are not causing any other symptoms other than cosmetic then you need not worry about them, the yellow spot you have described could be a ptrygium which is nothing but a tag of the normal conjuctiva which has bunched up near the limbus or the junction of the cornea and the sclera. If that is not growing in size or encrouching on the cornea then it can be left alone or can be excised by the opthalmologist with a small surgical procedure, the choice is yours. I suggest that you maintain proper hygiene of the contact lens that you use and visit your opthalmologist periodically to get your eyes and posterior chamber of the eye checked routinely. Besides that nothing else needs to be done,. I hope this helps, take care.
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