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Doctor insights on: Do Under Eye Bags Get Worse As You Get Older

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Do eyes get smaller as you age?

Do eyes get smaller as you age?

No: The size of your eyes do not get smaller. However, the upper eyelids may droop with age, giving the appearance that the eyes are smaller. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of deep circles under eyes, even if they're not necessarily dark?

How do you get rid of deep circles under eyes, even if they're not necessarily dark?

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. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

Surgery may be it: An eye that's mis-aligned, in an adult, can be cosmetically distracting. Even if vision can't be improved, surgery to straighten the eye often does help. The underlying cause must be determined, & that list is extensive. In a child (younger than 8 or 9 yrs or so) a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted to try to recover vision. ...Read more

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Does cocaine make you have bags under your eyes?

Does cocaine make you have bags under your eyes?

No but....: Cocaine will not cause the regular fatty protrusion of fat under the skin of the eye. But use of Cocaine is associated with red eyes and swollen eyelids which may be mistaken for real bags under eyes. Do not use cocaine. There are some impurities in street Cocaine that may cause severe damage to your retina. If you have decreased vision see an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more

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Have thryoid eye disease. Eye surgeon said eyes will get worse until a point is reached where won't get worse but also won't get better, stable. True?

Have thryoid eye disease. Eye surgeon said eyes will get worse until a point is reached where won't get worse but also won't get better, stable. True?

Simplistic answer: But probably true. May get worse to a point and then burn itself out and stabilize. Severe cases may require treatment such as oral steroids, immune modulating drugs or radiation treatment. Most cases require no treatment just careful monitoring. ...Read more

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Ddoes eyes get smaller as you age?

Ddoes eyes get smaller as you age?

No: Perhaps, you are noticing they are not as "prominent" as they were? Eyelid aging issues can affect the appearance of your eyes to the casual observer. Rarely, there can be orbital disease that can also affect eye globe appearance. Certainly, you should see your doc to assess cause. ...Read more

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Do teenagers get better results if they have fine lines under eyes from co2 laser than adults?

Do teenagers get better results if they have fine lines under eyes from co2 laser than adults?

Not necessary: I think most physicians would agree that laser therapy for wrinkles for teenagers is not necessary and bordering on unethical. ...Read more

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Can't see as far as i should. Do they dilate your eyes everytime you go in for glasses? How bad is the pain? How do you get over reflex to close eyes?

Can't see as far as i should. Do they dilate your eyes everytime you go in for glasses? How bad is the pain? How do you get over reflex to close eyes?

good refraction: Yes dilating is necessary for a good refraction for glasses. No pain just mild sting. To avoid closing eyes when applying drops look up and pull lower lid gently down. ...Read more

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Why, as the older i become, do my seasonal allergies get worse?

Why, as the older i become, do my seasonal allergies get worse?

More allergic: This is a common pattern for most allergic people. The more you are exposed to an allergen , the more likely the reaction will be stronger over time (think booster shot). As time goes by, you may also become allergic to yet more allergens thus the reason. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if i'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Can you tell me what you suggest if i'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Need to be stable: If your eyes are changing then you should wait on laser surgery. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist who performs laser surgery. All eyes change over time; and most studies show that laser does not change the rate of change. ...Read more

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How can I get better eye vision, or stop it from getting worse?

How can I get better eye vision, or stop it from getting worse?

Better glasses: You probably, at your age, are noting the progression of presbyopia - the progressive difficulty of seeing at near. This will increase until you reach about 52 and then it will stop at that level. This is a natural progression and you cannot stop it - only correct it with a prescription from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read more

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A why do some people develop bags under their eyes as they get older?

A why do some people develop bags under their eyes as they get older?

Bags: As people age, their eyelid skin begins to thin. Some people develop bags under the eyes. If severe, they can be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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Do freckles go away as you get older?

Do freckles go away as you get older?

Freckles=Sun Damage: Freckles are caused by sun damage, especially from UVA. The UVA causes the pigment cell to distribute pigment abnormally. These only get worse with time and more sun exposure, not better. An IPL or a skin care system like Obagi Nu-Derm can eliminate these, however. To discuss these, see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in skin rejuvenation. Daily zinc oxide sunblock prevents more. ...Read more

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Can your eye get bigger if you get a black eye and it heals properly?

Bigger eye?: If you get a black eye from trauma, and after swelling goes away the eye looks bigger (or proptotic), it could be from a retrobulbar hemorrhage (bledding behind the eye) have your eye doc evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of wrinkles under your eyes if you inject botox?

Can you get rid of wrinkles under your eyes if you inject botox?

Botox - Cosmetic: Botox is commonly used above and on the sides of the eyes to reduce wrinkles. However, Botox is not normally given under the eyes. Eye bags or dark circles are better treated with other options, such as skin care, facial fillers, fat injections, or plastic surgery. ...Read more

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I have dark eye circles and eye wrinkles. If I sleep well for 8 hours a day, will it get cured? What else can I do to get it cured?

I have dark eye circles and eye wrinkles. If I sleep well for 8 hours a day, will it get cured? What else can I do to get it cured?

Several things: Getting MORE sleep won't help much, but there are several things to try: avoid salt (puffiness), sleep on back using gravity to help, don't smoke, go easy on alcohol, protect from UV light, manage allergies if you have them, use a Neti Pot (saline nasal irrigation), use cold compresses on eyes, try different eye creams/concealers. A prescription retin-A product is considered best for wrinkles. ...Read more