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Dr. Austina Cho
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Sunken Eyes (Overview)

Sunken eyes are caused by fat loss of atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli, which leads to more visible blood vessels.


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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

Dr. Austina Cho
19 Doctors shared insights

Sunken Eyes (Overview)

Sunken eyes are caused by fat loss of atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli, which leads to more visible blood vessels.


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What does sunken eyes mean in the elderly?

What does sunken eyes mean in the elderly?

Common: It is common as we age for the fat around the eyes to shrink down. This can give the appearance of sunken eyes. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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How can I reduce the appearance of sunken eyes?

How can I reduce the appearance of sunken eyes?

Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinated beverages) and to get more sleep. ...Read more

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How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

Prob 6 to 12 months: It depends on which filler is used and how your body reacts to it. Restylane (dermal fillers) hyaluronic acid gel is a degradable product most closely resembling natural skin tissue. Restylane (dermal fillers) injected properly under the eye typically lasts longer than it does in other areas, up to 12 months. Individual biological response may vary. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark sunken eyes?

How do you get rid of dark sunken eyes?

Pray: If that fails, go to cosmetic surgeon for fillers- they work very well and last about 6mo to a year. ...Read more

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How can I stop sunken eyes?

How can I stop sunken eyes?

Not simple: There any many causes most of which are benign including fat atrophy from aging and even bariatric surgery. Make sure it is not from something else more serious. ...Read more

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How can I stop sunken eyes?

Not simple: There any many causes most of which are benign including fat atrophy from aging and even bariatric surgery. Make sure it is not from something else more serious. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of slightly sunken eyes?

What is the symptom of slightly sunken eyes?

Depends on cause: The appearance of "sunken eyes" may develop for a few reasons. As we age, the skin of the lower lids tends to thin, revealing the darker muscle beneath and giving the lower lid a darker appearance. Also, we lose volume in our lower lid and cheeks, creating a "sunken" effect in the lower lid. Treatment is aimed at restoring this volume and the cheek to lid relationship. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the appearance of sunken eyes?

Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinated beverages) and to get more sleep. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sunken eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Sunken eyes?

Sunken eyes: Sunken eyes are caused by fat loss of atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli, which leads to more visible blood vessels. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my dark sunken eyes look happier and brighter?

What can I do to make my dark sunken eyes look happier and brighter?

General health: This is a very generic question. Usually this is an indicator of general health status in that, things like fatigue and poor health, can give you these appearances. You may want to have a good physical exam as a starter. Ask you famiy doctor if he has any ideas after the exam and lab work. Some types of eye drops for glaucoma can cause this in addition to Latisse (bimatoprost) used to make eyelashes grow. ...Read more

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For a person who always seems to have dark sunken eyes is there something medically wrong?

Deep set orbit: Nothing is medically wrong. Some people have anatomically deep set eyes. Also as we age, we can have fat atrophy around the eyes that causes the eyes to appear sunken in. ...Read more

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What does sunken eyes mean in the elderly?

Common: It is common as we age for the fat around the eyes to shrink down. This can give the appearance of sunken eyes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sunken eyes?

How can I get rid of sunken eyes?

Need to know cause: There are many causes of sunken eyes. You really need to be measured and evaluated by a surgeon who is a specialist in this. You can find the specialists in Boston at www. Asoprs. Org. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark sunken eyes?

Pray: If that fails, go to cosmetic surgeon for fillers- they work very well and last about 6mo to a year. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

Until you no longer: Have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not getting enough.

Always a good idea to also check w/ ur provider to make sure u don't have any vitamin/mineral deficiencies ur not aware of. Search "sleep hygiene" on the internet for good sleep habits.

Sweet dreams! ...Read more