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Fat Deposits Eyelids
Age related: Excess skin and fat occurs as we age. An oculoplastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon is the type of doctor who can fix this problem for you. Ask your eye doctor who they would recommend. ...Read more
Not sure: It is difficult to visualize what your are concerned about without examining you. There should be folds in your eyelids, which are visible when your eyes are open. ...Read more
Xanthremover: These are called xanthelasma. I usually refer to ophtho or plastic surgery. There are methods I've heard that are available called xanthremover and that is on youtube. I am not an expert. Try to watch it, talk to your doctor and get an opinion. Those are the eyes you have to worry about, so get the safest one for yourself. ...Read more
I swear every time I put warm wet (NOT HOT) compresses, my eyelids only get worse and more thick!! I'm so frustrated what do I do!! ?
Warm compress: If the warmth is frustrating you then use the ice route instead. Put a wet wash cloth in an ice bath and then squeeze out the access then refresh in 5 to 10 minutes. Your ice bath can be a pot or a large bowl with lots of ice. Settle down, this problem will pass. See the doctor in the am for appropriate antibiotics if not better. ...Read more
Its been a little over a year everyday I been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eye lids. Especially when there's animals around.
Allergies!: This is an allergic response. You can try moisture tear drops on a routine basis (one drop 4 times a day) and oral omega 3's. ...Read more
I have no pain in my eyes just swollen, can see ok I thick it is because I sratched my eye lids which had been itchy?
How to get rid of reduce the fat pad on upper eyelid other than surgery? The fat on my upper eyelid is more fatter than before and feels heavier.
One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?
Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more
I noticed my upper eyelid is getting puffier and thicker. No surgery but any ways for the fat to go away? Would losing weight help? I'm 130lbs 5'6
Don't worry about wt: You probably are slightly heavier than you might be but losing weight will not affect the lids. What does your mother look like in her eyelids? The fat pads around the eyes are generally resistant to body weight issues unless you are seriously overweight. If your lids are a functional or cosmetic issue, then see an oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more
I swear every time I put warm wet (NOT HOT) compresses, my eyelids/meibomian glands only get worse and more thick!! I'm so frustrated what do I do!!
Be patient. Sometimes the problem that you are treating is so chronic that the body (eyelid problem) has so much inflammation in it that even the proper treatment can aggravate the underlying inflammation.
Go a little slower for awhile or even skip 1 day and let your treatments allow the inflammation decrease on their own for 1-2 days, then resume but maybe use less pressure/rubbing (be gentle) ...Read more
Is a fat grafting process that best solution for my sunken eyes? I have sunken eyes that make me look 15 years older than I am. The problem is my upper eyelids are thinner than they should be. Will a fat grafting procedure help fix this problem?
Possibly: Fat grafting is one option for this issue. See an eye doctor for a complete evaluation and to consider all available options. ...Read more
Xanthomas on eye lids. TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?
Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more
Can palomar resurfacing cause fat loss, skin thinning under the eye - not the lower eyelid, but where dark circles are?
Usually not: You would have to burn deep to cause fat loss. ...Read more
A doctor told me that I had calcium deposites in my eye (underneath the eyelid) because I had a feeling of a strange body, could this be true?
Concretions: You probably do have calcium deposits usually at the transition zone between the cartilage of the lid and the softer area above that. We are not sure why they form but they can be felt sometimes. Your ophthalmologist can remove them in the office if they are bothering you. We call them concretions. ...Read more
I have blepharitis not that strong but very mild. Whenever I put hot compresses on my eyelids this thick oil covers my eye and I can't see anything?
Oil is good!: The tear film is made up of a balance between the aqueous (water), oil, and mucus. So, warm compresses allow the oil glands to open up, and keep the tear film on your eyes longer, to prevent against evaporation. Otherwise, you'll end up with styes. So, you are practicing good lid hygiene. Warm, not hot compresses are better for eyes, and more comfortable. You should see better using less heat. ...Read more
My 29months son has watery, itchy, red and discharge eyes. 8 days now. Saw GP 6days ago. It getting worse. Eye lids thick & closing. What must I do?
Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what I've read, I think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty? .
Asian blepharoplasty: From the description of your features, you may require aging Asian blepharoplasty with browpexy. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more
I've had a fat transfer from my leg to upper eyelid done but my leg still feels pain. It's been about 4 weeks and sore to touch?
Some: At 4 weeks soreness is not necessarily a problem. Your best option, however, is to get examined by the original surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more
My clogged meibomian glands aren't styes or chalazions they just make my eyelid a little thick. How long to remove oil with compress & doxycycline 1day?
Hard to predict: But I would add daily cleansing with Baby Shampoo, to your regimen. Have you consulted with your Ophthalmologist? ...Read more
No feeling: However, you will see a baggy area under the lower eye lid. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my eye lashes are long but not as thick as I want them to /: how do I make them thicker?
See your eye doctor: It depends how your bump occurred or what is actually causing it. Inside or outside of the eye or eyelid? Please give us a complete description how long it's been going on, and it it's itchy, hot, tearing. All of these symptoms mean something specific for a better diagnosis. Please see your eye doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation whenever you have pain in the eyes. ...Read more
I need to know the reason why I have a lot of fat cysts in different parts of my body -back, eye, . ..?
I have a bump under my eye it was first red, fat and it would hurt a bit. Now it has gone down and it does not hurt anymore but I have a small bump?
I thought I had pink eye but I woke up the next day and it was foggy and its getting worse its like I can't see through a thick fog during the day and night
Many causes: You need an examination ASAP. There are Many causes for your symptoms & your problem depends on your history, medical condition, contact lens wear etc. An examination will help to diagnose & provide treatment. Infection, inflammation, internal ocular problems are considerations. If you notice much discharge, irrigate with an eye rinse & cleanse eyelashes with warm water. Artificial tears may help ...Read more
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What can I use other than latisse (bimatoprost) to thicken my eye lashes? I want long thick lashes.
Is eyebrex eye drops safe for my 2 and half months baby. As water and sometimes thick discharge is coming.. .
Can a fat transfer eliminate sagging around the eyes? My eyes are saggy and sunken. Is fat transfer a good option for me, or do I need an eye lift? .
Possibly: If you have saggy eyes with fat pads then fat transfer is a great option. Ask your facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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