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Dr. Robert Bahr Dr. Bahr
Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
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Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Will drug use cause dark circles under eyes?

Glaucoma drops can.: Lumigan, travatan-z, and latanaprost glaucoma drops can cause dark discolarization of the skin of the lower lid.

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Does putting on too much screen time cause dark circles under eyes?

Does putting on too much screen time cause dark circles under eyes?

Dark circles: The most common causes are allergies and hereditary dark skin pigmentation. Other issues can also cause this problem such as poor health, malnutrition, alcohol abuse, etc. Treatments include cool compresses, allergy meds, alcohol cessation, balanced diet, makeup concealer, dermal filler, laser skin treatments.

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

No: May be due to being drowsy from medication but no it does not cause dark circles under the eyes.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Alice Epitropoulos Dr. Epitropoulos
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent).

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Does losing weight or lack of sleep cause dark circles under eyes?

Does losing weight or lack of sleep cause dark circles under eyes?

Dark skin: The lack of sleep and weight loss can cause the skin to get pale. As a result the underlying blood vessels shimmer through the pale skin to form dark circles

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What can cause dark circles under my eyes?

What can cause dark circles under my eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help

Dr. Neil Notaroberto Dr. Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Does isotretinoin cause dark circles under the eyes? What could be done to treat the condition?

Does isotretinoin cause dark circles under the eyes? What could be done to treat the condition?

Isotretinoin's list: Of potential side effects for the eye include, blurred vision, cataract, color blindness, contact lens intolerance, corneal opacity, decreased night vision, keratitis, papilloedema, photophobia, visual disturbances, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, and generalized eye irritation. Periorbital skin discoloration (dark circles) are not one of the known side effects listed by the manufacturer.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Can low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause dark circles under the eyes?

Allergic shiners: Dark circles under the eye are usually caused by allergies and are known as allergic shiners. I know of no relationship to estrogen or progesterone.

Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Can an iron deficiency cause dark circles under your eyes?

Can an iron deficiency cause dark circles under your eyes?

Unlikely cause: Iron deficiency can cause anemia and drowsiness. There may be the appearance of dark circles if fluid accumulates around the eyelids. Treating the deficiency may not improve the circles, however. And circles around the eyes are not an indicator of whether someone has anemia.

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Do heart problems cause dark circles under the eyes and fatigue?

Maybe: Dark circles under the eyes is usually caused by backup of dark venous blood in veins behind the thin lid skin. Besides causing fatigue, cardiac problems can make this darkening worse. Make sure you are under the care of your primary doctor and if necessary, a cardiologist.

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard Dr. Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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What causes dark circles under your eyes, and how do you get rid of them?

What causes dark circles under your eyes, and how do you get rid of them?

Dark Eye Circles: In most circumstances the dark circles that form under the lower lids are a result of leaky capillaries in the thin skin of the lid. This problem has no predictable solution, though many creams claim to improve this condition. In some cases, the circles are due to a deep indentation at the "tear trough" line between the lid and the upper cheek. Fillers may help to camouflage the shadowing.

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Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What causes dark circles under your eyes if you are still young?

What causes dark circles under your eyes if you are still young?

Nasal stuffiness: Any illness that causes nasal stuffiness can cause the dark circles under your eyes. Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is one of the most common. For this reason they are often called "allergic shiners".

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What causes dark circles under the eyes?

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Thin skin: The skin of the lower eyelids is the thinnest skin of the body and the dark circles are just seeing your own capillary blood supply through the skin. They frequently are a familial trait. There is no known effective treatment.

Dr. Victor Bello Dr. Bello
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Federal University of Bahia Faculty of Medicine
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What causes dark circles under your eyes?

What causes dark circles under your eyes?

Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan).

Dr. Neil Notaroberto Dr. Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Please tell me what causes dark circles under your eyes?

Please tell me what causes dark circles under your eyes?

Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step.

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Dr. Whitman
Ophthalmology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

What causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?

Allergy and genetics: Dark circles are due to the thin skin under the eyes that can let blood vessels show through as the dark circles. Allergy can make this worse. Treat any allergy problems and try cool soaks to the lids.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Which physically/chemically causes dark circles under your eyes?

Vasodilation of: Vessels/veins, congestion of lymphatic fluid usually from subclinical delayed response food sensitivity or allergens casing also mile lower lid buldging. Also too much dietary salt, tomato based foods can add to this. Thru your skin it appears dark, but it's the way the vessels appear under skin.

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
Ophthalmology
18 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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What causes dark circles and wrinkles under eyes? I'm only 18, and I have dark circles and wrinkles under my eyes. I get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep

Dark circles: If you are sleeping well, it is probably inherited...Some people have darker skin pigment under the eyes or deeper orbits.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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