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I have reviewed your picture. It looks like you have a dilated conjunctival blood vessel leading to a small pinguecula.
In my opinion, from what you have posted and the picture you posted, you do not need antibiotic drops.
Many times blood vessels can normally become larger when they are associated with a pinguecula. Also, allergies and other irritation
can cause inflammation in the pinguecula
and make the vessels easier to see.
In the picture I do not see any evidence of a bacterial infection. Of course, your doctor got a better look at your eye than I have :)
Here is some information on this condition:
It sounds like what you have is called a pinguecula. This is a change in the skin around the eye (conjunctiva) from a lifetime's worth of exposure to sunlight. It is not a cancer. It also can become irritated and red at times.
Here is a link to a picture of a small pinguecula. You can find many other pictures by going to Google images:
This is link to a picture of a pterygium
. As you can see one of the major differences between a pterygium and a pinguecula is that a pterygium grows across the clear part of your eye (cornea):
If you are bothered by your pinguecula it can be surgically removed fairly easily by your ophthalmologist
using local anesthesia. One word of caution however.....they have the nasty habit of growing back, sometimes with a vengeance.
Here is a good web site:
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