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A 57-year-old female asked:

I had cataract surgery two years ago. why is my eye (surrounding skin) still black?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not sure: With the gap you described, it is hard to imagine the change in skin cokor is related to the cataract surgery. There are other health conditions that can change pigmentation to the skin around your eyes. Please discuss with your doctor.
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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Likely unrelated: Is it much blacker than your other eye? Often heredity, lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute to dark circles. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles; discuss with your md.
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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Provided original answer
No, thankfully this is not an allergy to your intraocular lens implant. Was the skin heavily bruised just after surgery? you may want a dermatologist to take a look at the skin around your eye.
Apr 3, 2013
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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