Under eye veins

Is there any danger to having veins under the eyes removed? Should this procedure be avoided if the patient has circulatory problems? How wide are the incisions for removing under eye veins? What is the cost of this procedure typically?

Answers from doctors (4)


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Apr 04, 2012

Eye, or periorbital veins can be treated with excision, laser therapy and/or sclerotherapy. The decision which modality to use should be discussed with your doctor, as the first option is the most aggressive and invasive. Make sure you were at least presented with all of the options before deciding on one. The incisions should be the size of a ballpoint pen tip.

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

Eye, or periorbital veins can be treated with excision, laser therapy and/or sclerotherapy. The decision which modality to use should be discussed with your doctor, as the first option is the most aggressive and invasive. Make sure you were at least presented with all of the options before deciding on one. The incisions should be the size of a ballpoint pen tip.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Apr 02, 2012

Most under eye veins can be treated by sclerotherapy and not surgical excision. Surgery is much more extensive than sclerotherapy and results in longer bruising. There should be no danger in treating under eye veins (surgery or injecting) when done by someone experienced in this area. Circulatory problems do no affect the under eye veins.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Most under eye veins can be treated by sclerotherapy and not surgical excision. Surgery is much more extensive than sclerotherapy and results in longer bruising. There should be no danger in treating under eye veins (surgery or injecting) when done by someone experienced in this area. Circulatory problems do no affect the under eye veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Apr 02, 2012

Absolutely do not have surgical removal of eye veins unless they are very large and bulging. We treat these with a type of laser and this is considered an advance procedure for an experienced practitioner. The only danger would be having the procedure done by a doctor/practitioner who is not trained or experienced. Cost varies from office to office, region to region. It may take several treatments.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Absolutely do not have surgical removal of eye veins unless they are very large and bulging. We treat these with a type of laser and this is considered an advance procedure for an experienced practitioner. The only danger would be having the procedure done by a doctor/practitioner who is not trained or experienced. Cost varies from office to office, region to region. It may take several treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Apr 02, 2012

I am sorry, I do not believe you can get microphlebectomy under the eye. Those veins could potentially be injected with sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

I am sorry, I do not believe you can get microphlebectomy under the eye. Those veins could potentially be injected with sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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