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Do Under Eye Bags Get Worse As You Get Older
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to get rid of bags under my eyes? I have allergies and take otc loratadine.The more humid it gets, my eyes get worse.Thank you
A surgical problem: Exclude allergy ,other pathologyGet a more detailed answer ›
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 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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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