Varicose Veins – Detection and Treatment
Normally, blood circulates to the heart through veins. Veins contain one-way valves. If the valves leak, blood pools in leg veins and they may become enlarged or varicose.
Varicose vein surgery
Varicose vein surgery, also known as endovenous ablation, uses radiofrequency or laser energy to cauterize and close varicose veins in the legs. It is used for cosmetic surgery and also to alleviate aching, swelling, skin irritation, discoloration or inflammation. Endovenous ablation is safe, less invasive than conventional surgery, and leaves virtually no scars. The Vein-Eye HC has proven to be a remarkable guide for the surgeons to locate, identify, and operate on the varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy (Injecting a fluid into the vein to shrink the vein)
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a fluid into the veins for the shrinking and elimination of varicose and spider veins. The below video shows Dr. Sanjay Srivatsa, in real-time, using the Vein-Eye. The difference in the images of the veins in regular daylight versus the images of the veins with the Vein-Eye are overwhelming.
Dr. Sanjay Srivatsa, of the Heart, Artery and Vein clinic in Fresno, CA, (http://www.heartarteryveincenterfresno.com/ ) has tried many vein illumination products for visual guidance in performing varicose vein surgery and sclerotherapy. He is very clear in his support of the Vein-Eye.
"I had a chance to personally use and trial the Vein-Eye in August, 2016, and the device works remarkably well. It has a very sharp resolution even in obese subjects. Skin color, which is often pigmented in my practice, was no detriment and the images had a clarity that was lacking with other devices.
I used the device for sclerotherapy and was delighted with the clarity of the resolution, and the real time guidance afforded by the image. I look forward to its extensive use in general phlebology and as an essential device assisting in sclerotherapy."