I am a 22-year-old female. I have prominent red vessels all over my eyes that keep growing and patches of redness around my iris. They have been getting progressively worse over the past 4 to 5 years. These are always there regardless of the season or how much I sleep. I do not use contact lenses and have tried antihistamines and Sodium Cromoglicate. But nothing has helped. My eyes get triggered by anxiety and look worse or more red (which my GP says is stupid and not possible, but it does happen).
Along with this, my eyes are always sore and achy, as if I have not slept. Pressing my eyeballs or applying supraorbital pressure gives them some relief. My dad also has dull red eyes like this. I wonder if it could be genetic? I am desperate for help and wonder if white scleral contacts would help cover my sclera? I also suspect if I suffer from erythromelalgia as my hands become bright red and itchy and sting when they get too warm or anxious. I wonder if my eyes could be linked to this too? I am attaching the photographs.