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Are blood vessels in my eye encroaching on my iris a serious problem?

Yes, these blood vessels could be a potential problem to your eyes. Many contact lenses will cause this condition to a mild degree, but significant peripheral vascularization suggest that your corneas are starved for oxygen or other nutrients. Consider a second opinion with an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) to confirm or deny that these blood vessels represent a problem for your eyes. 

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