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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What usually is the cause of darkened skin around eyes?

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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Skin or vascular chg: Skin or vascular changes. As the skin thins with age, or allergy or edema the underlying vascularity shows through and can give this darkened venous appearance. A dermatologist or ophthalmologist may be able to help you.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2018


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