Is It Safe for Me to Get a Large Undereye Vein Surgically Removed? (photo)

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.

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.

Micropuncture phlebectomy for lower eye vein

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

One or two very timy pucture wounds can be used to take care of this - typical cost would be $1,500.

Small incision removal possible.

Microphlebectomy(2mm incisions) is certainly a safe procedure for this vein.  Other options include various types of lasers and sclerotherapy.  

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Small incision removal possible.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Microphlebectomy(2mm incisions) is certainly a safe procedure for this vein.  Other options include various types of lasers and sclerotherapy.  

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.