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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Deep Set Eyes

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Deep Set Eyes (Definition)

Deep set eyes refers to the deep placement of the eyes within the skull. This may be a normal ...Read more


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Any way to fix deep set eyes?

Any way to fix deep set eyes?

No: I'm afraid not, if you're asking surgically. Cosmetically, you could apply cosmetics to decrease the appearance of sunkeness. ...Read more

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What causes ur deep set eyes?

Different causes: Often genetic, can be related to loss of the normal fat pads that surround the eyeballs. Some medications can also be responsible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have such deep set eyes and dark circles, how to cover up?

Allergy: Dark circles are usually a sign of being allergic. It is called the "mask of atopy". I suppose you can use makeup to diminish the appearance. ...Read more

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When I look up, my eyes get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, can anything help?

Probably need exam: Puffiness around the eyes is typical with allergies and inflammation, as well as generalized fluid accumulation in the body (edema, which may build up in the face and around the eyes while sleeping). Droopiness of the eyes usually refers to droopy eyelids (ptosis) or the brow (brow ptosis). While these would be worse when you look up I do not know. Probably need an exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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My vision is perfect. but when I look up, they get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, Can anything help?

My vision is perfect. but when I look up, they get all puffy or droopy. I have deep set eyes, Can anything help?

Probably need exam: Puffiness around the eyes is typical with allergies and inflammation, as well as generalized fluid accumulation in the body (edema, which may build up in the face and around the eyes while sleeping). Droopiness of the eyes usually refers to droopy eyelids (ptosis) or the brow (brow ptosis). While these would be worse when you look up I do not know. Probably need an exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my deep set eyes?

No real cure: The anatomy of your face is unique . I am unaware of any help for your "deep set eyes". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my deep set eyes read more inside.?

Depends: Deep set eye are depends on the bone structure and fat around the eye. Some people naturally have deep set eyes. Reading inside does not cause deep set eyes. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to get rid of deep set eyes?

Is surgery the only way to get rid of deep set eyes?

Depends on anatomy: There are many potential treatments and various injectable fillers can be used for this purpose. These tend to offer short term results whereas surgery can provide longer lasting results and will range from less invasive procedures with fat grafting to more extensive surgeries such as blepharoplasty or mid-face lift. ...Read more

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How do you manage small deep set eyes during cataract surgery?

How do you manage small deep set eyes during cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Deep set eyes used to be rather difficult to do when my surgical technique involved incision formation underneath the upper eyelid in the white to clear junction of the eye (limbus). Now my technique has shifted to the lateral side of the eye through a clear corneal incision. This helps by avoiding the prominent superior orbital rim (eye brow area) and allowing better access to the eye. ...Read more

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Went to academic university for glaucoma eval. Dr said travatan can cause sunken eyes but I have deep set eyes so wouldn't notice. Heard of this?

Went to academic university for glaucoma eval. Dr said travatan can cause sunken eyes but I have deep set eyes so wouldn't notice. Heard of this?

No: Travatan does nothing to change the anatomy of the orbit of your eye. It can darken the pigmentation of the eye and surrounding areas, so maybe that's what he meant? ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get deep set of eyes from watching a lot of tv and computer?

Is it possible for you to get deep set of eyes from watching a lot of tv and computer?

No harm: The eye position is independent of the type of use. If there were changes, then eye doctors would get rich locating their offices across the street from apple headquarters. ...Read more

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Are my eyes hooded or deep set?

Are my eyes hooded or deep set?

Difficult to say: "hooded" suggests dermatochalasis or laxity of the upper eyelid skin which can happen due to aging. The upper eyelids can sag as a result and even obscure the superior vision. Deep set would suggest a prominent brow. It is difficult to say without seeing this on an physical exam. ...Read more

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Deep-set small eyes cause astigmatism & nearsightedness? How?

Deep-set small eyes cause astigmatism & nearsightedness? How?

Not really: Deep set eyes have really nothing to do with whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. The bony socket where your eye resides is genetically determined. Some peoples eyes sit deeply in the socket, while others protrude outward. Small eyeballs are farsighted. Large eyeballs are nearsighted. Astigmatism is a result of differences in the corneal curvature meridians. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

Difficult options: POH is difficult to treat. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ options include topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, topical retinoic acid, and physical therapies, including chemical peels, surgical corrections, and laser therapy, most of which are tried scientifically for melasma, another common condition of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Yes, it can: Fraser syndrome is an autosomal recessive congenital disorder characterized by developmental defects including cryptophthalmos (where the eyelids fail to separate in each eye), and malformations in the genitals, and mental retardation, among other defects. Hypertelorism, or increased separation between the eyes, has also been noted. ...Read more

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Can drugs improve the eyes when cartaract has set in?

Can drugs improve the eyes when cartaract has set in?

Not typically : Cataracts can degrade vision and cause loss of contrast sensitivity. It is unlikely that medicines can reverse the cataract but treating any ocular surface disease like dry eyes or blepharitis can improve the vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wide set eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Wide set eyes?

Hypertelorism: Hypertelorism is an increase in the distance between the bony orbits, in which the eyes lie. It can be due to a variety of causes and is measured by the interpupillary distance. Hhypertelorism is an anatomic condition associated with a heterogeneous group of congenital disorders, it is believed that the underlying mechanism of hypertelorism is also heterogeneous. ...Read more

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Can u fix wide set eyes . I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in ?

Can u fix wide set eyes . I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in ?

Usually yes: If you mean that one eye or both are misaligned such that the eyes don't point at the same target together (called exotropia, a form of strabismus) then yes. Eye muscle surgery is commonly performed both to improve cosmetic results & to reduce any double vision. Otherwise, if distance between pupils is more than average & eyes are straight, surgery is generally not recommended for this situation ...Read more

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Is it ok to use your fingers to measure if your eyes are wide or close set?

Is it ok to use your fingers to measure if your eyes are wide or close set?

No: Opticians have instruments to make this measurement. It determines the spacing for the optical centration of eyeglass lenses. You can't do this by looking at your fingers. ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby just got diagnosed with disconjugate eyes. We have an appt set up for him. What are the lifetime effects?

My 2 month old baby just got diagnosed with disconjugate eyes. We have an appt set up for him. What are the lifetime effects?

Crossed Eyes: At 2 months of age, the most likely explanation of "disconjugate" gaze or "crossed eyes" is simple developmental delay of muscle balance, which will usually resolve spontaneously. If the crossed eye gaze is only intermittent especially when the infant is tired, then it is probably benign. If the crossed eye appearance is the same all day long, then may be strabismus that needs surgery. ...Read more

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I had a MRI and I would like to have it reviewed by another Set of eyes. Can this be done? I just want it reviewed against my previous.

I had a MRI and I would like to have it reviewed by another Set of eyes.  Can this be done?  I just want it reviewed against my previous.

MRI: Have you considered having a radiologist on HealthTap Concierge look at it? You could also ask the radiologist who read it to arrange for a colleague to review it. You may well have to pay for the second reading. ...Read more

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Hi, been having issues with my eyes. Sometimes they feel heavy & hazy for a couple of seconds then they are fine. Arteries feel clogged before the haziness sets in. When I blink they become better. This is almost daily. I'm worried ?

Hi, been having issues with my eyes. Sometimes they feel heavy & hazy for a couple of seconds then they are fine. Arteries feel clogged before the haziness sets in. When I blink they become better. This is almost daily. I'm worried ?

Probable dryness: I am not sure what you mean by clogged arteries since you cannot feel or see your arteries. The other symptoms sound like eye dryness. Start by purchasing some over the counter eyedrops (not the kind that says "gets the red out") and use the drops which may eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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What surgeries will fix wide set eyes and a long face?

What surgeries will fix wide set eyes and a long face?

Talk to your doctor: altering one's appearance is more than just having major cosmetic surgery done. It's also a reflection of how you see yourself in your own beauty. Surgery cannot correct that. So see if your PCP can help you understand how Nature has provided you your set of genes. Wide set eyes can't be surgically corrected, and may give you better stereoscopic 3-D vision. A long face can look shorter with bangs. ...Read more