Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
what is going on with the blood and veins around your eyes?
Are you currently being treated by the ENT surgeon who did your septoplasty two years ago?
Good afternoon( south africa) . yes same ENT surgeon
My computer just rebooted for some unknown reason...I'm back now though....
Ok. That is good as this doc knows you best and knows exactly what went on with your surgery.
It sounds like you would benefit from an MRI of your head/sinuses......from what you have posted, that is what I would do next.
Especially since the steroids did not help...
Yes, that's what he said - if the cortisone did not work with the headache pain then I should come back in a week - just trying to make sense of my symptoms - no green/ yellow discharge or nasal congestion, BUT frontal sinus pain and blood pooling under eyes...
With the blood pooling under your eyes it sounds like a vein (maybe an artery, but it would be worse) has formed at the surface of your sinus or the area of your surgery and, being near the surface, it is very fragile and is bleeding. This would account for your frontal headaches and the findings around your eyes.
You might require an angiogram if it can't be found on the MRI>
It sounds like you are in good hands and headed in the right directino.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes it does - that sounds quite severe?
No. It just sounds like one of those things that is going to take a good doctor and some extra tests to fix. And it sounds like you have a good doc to me :)
Is there anything else I can help you with this morning (in the USA) or afternoon (SA)?
Yes indeed - just wanted a different point of view. Is there possibility of the frontal and ethmoid sinus being inflamed causing lack of blood flow around the eyes or pooling of blood around the eyes?
I do not think so. There are a lot of ways that blood gets to that area so, even if there was a lot of inflammation, the blood supply would still be fine.
I hope you feel better soon. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you in the future.
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Hi, I've had CT scans of my sinuses and there seems to be no problem with frontal sinuses. The area around my eyes still seems inflamed with veins and pooling of blood. The under eye has what looks like "goosebumps" along with the regular blueish discoloration. What do you suggest could be the cause?
Hi, Thanks for reply. Here is a photo of the eye area: http://i43.tinypic.com/wa616f.jpg
Ha ha oh dear. Not a problem.