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Vein or muscle contraction under right eye ? (facial nerve f

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The vain under my right eye has been pulsing at a very fast rate. It has been causing my eye to water at times. The pulsing lasts for about 15 seconds and then stops for a minute or two and then starts again. It has been going on for about 2 weeks. When i was about 5 years old i was poked in the eye by a girl at school and as a result i ended up with damage to the back of my eye. I have some scare tissue at the back of my right eye and i have lost about 5 - 10% of my vision in my eye as a result. I'm not sure this has anything to do with my current problem.

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replied August 8th, 2007
Nutrition Answer A3123
Veins generally do not pulsate. According to your description, you may be experiencing the spontaneous contraction of a facial muscle (fasciculation). I don’t believe that an eye injury during the childhood has anything with the current problem. Muscle fasciculation is probably not related with the eye and can be a normal event. You can consult a neurologist about this if you are concerned or simply to check it out.


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