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A 43-year-old female asked:

i have very bad baggy eyes due to graves disease , will they ever get better , i hate them i haven't gone out socially in 2 years because i feel awful?

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Dr. Martin Perlmutter
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Is a problem: Graves disease causes a proliferation of inflammatory cells around the orbits. In severe cases the proptosis (protrusion of the eyes) can lead to glaucoma with vision loss. Drying of the eyes is also a problem. Systemic steroids or radiation is used for sever cases. See an ophthalmologist who has completed fellowship training in oculo-plastics.
Dr. Michael Mong
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
There is much...: Graves disease is quite variable in its presentation and can wax and wane. After two years, you are unlikely to have any major spontaneous resolution. However, there is a great deal that can be done by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon to improve most patients. A person should seek help and not get discouraged. Take a look at these before and after photos.

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How come I always wake up with puffy / baggy eyes?

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Dr. Michael Ham
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Lying flat: Typically this is due to lying flat and the fluid in the body collects around the eyes in the soft tissue under the thin peri-orbital eyelid skin. The fluid may be developing due to gravity and lying flat where it builds up in this area. It may also occur because of an allergic response, inflammation, or heart conditions (poor pumping of the heart).
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What are some at home solution for dark circles and baggy eyes?

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Dark circles: Under the eyes are difficult to irradicate completely. They're usually associated with eye fatigue or aging changes of the lids. There are some creams and lasers which sometimes help but not consistently. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist or dermatologist.
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Could I have a homemaid remedy for heavy bags under eyes?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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None: There is no "home made" remedy. Most likely it is genetic. You may need cosmetic surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the difference between dark circles under eyes and eyebags?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Excess skin: Eye bags are from excess skin/ fat. Dark circles usually from congestion of venous outflow.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Why do I have baggy eyes?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Reasons: Eyes can get bags due to a number of reasons including allergies, crying, salty food, and lack of sleep. The skin under the eyes is some of the thinnest in the entire body. It is very susceptible to fluid shifts. As people age, bags can develop due to increasing laxity in the ligaments and muscles below the eyes. Also, collagen in the skin decreases, causing sagging.

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