I have a prominent vein under my right eye which is causing the entire eye area to swell up. The vein has always been visible because I have very thin, pale skin, but the swelling started to get more noticeable a few months ago. One thing to note, I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and a history of DVT. I had pelvic and leg varicose veins successfully removed 2 years ago... do you think there's a chance I could get this eye vein stripped too? It is uncomfortable and I am upset by its appearance.
Is It Safe for Me to Get a Large Undereye Vein Surgically Removed? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
Micropuncture phlebectomy for lower eye vein
One or two very timy pucture wounds can be used to take care of this - typical cost would be $1,500.
Micro phlebectomy would be my choice to address this vein. It is quite possible that this vein could be treated with lower energy using YAG laser. I would not consider sclerotherapy for this site.
Dr. Hotchandani MD Greenbay, Wis
Small incision removal possible.
Microphlebectomy(2mm incisions) is certainly a safe procedure for this vein. Other options include various types of lasers and sclerotherapy.