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Sunken Eyes Thyroid
Side effect: It's a great question. Prostaglandin associated periorbitopathy is the term applied to this side effect, a definite downside with the use of this class of antiglaucoma medications. Why it occurs, the following link will give you the believed mechanism: http://glaucomatoday.com/2011/06/prostaglandin-associated-periorbitopathy. ...Read more
Is there a way to transfer something more permanent to fix sunken eyes, such as muscle tissue or cartilage? Fat sounded best but lasts only a few yrs?
Plastic: Surgical implants made of various substances, are available for su cuticular placement ...Read more
Is there a way for surgeons to vascularize the fat transferred to lower eyes? I heard it lasts much longer if neovascularization occurs. I have sunken eyes so this would be of great interest to me.
Fillers: Fillers may be a good option for you. ...Read more
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
Yes: With rehydration this reverses.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Its like Ive suddenly developed sunken eyes . I am 26. Im wondering could I have allergies since it seemed to start in spring but how can i know this?
Age 21, weight 52 kg, height 5ft6in. I am a skinny boy with sunken eyes and cheeks. Any tip or advice to gain wt. , ht. And eyes n cheeks remedy.
Need a checkup: First, see your physician and get a checkup. The fatigue may reflect a medical problem that needs to be treated. If all is well medically, it is important that your diet is adequate and contains not only enough calories, but enough protein. Exercise is also helpful. But, first, make sure that all is well medically ...Read more
21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?
Allergic rhinitis?: You get sunken eyes with dark circles if you don't get enough sleep, are exhausted and are not well hydrated. But if you feel normal, and still have those symptoms, do you also have runny nose, sneezing in the morning and at other times, without feeling sick? If so, you may have allergic rhinitis (or hay fever). See your doctor who can prescribe effective medicines. ...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
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
Cannotcannot: This does not happen. Please see eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Allergic shiners: Allergic shiners are what they call the dark circles under the eyes associated with allergies to pollen, dust, mold, animals, etc. It is thought to be backed up blood vessels from clogged nostrils. Treating your congested nose will help: nasal saline, pseudoephedrine, intranasal steroid (fluticasone) should help the allergies and hopefully the shiners! ...Read more
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
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
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
6 yr old sick since sept. 2nd, admitted 4 times, vomitting, no appetite, lack of thirst, sunken eyes, no bounce back in skin. Getting worse.
No answers here: This is a case for a pediatric specialty hospital with enough specialty support to sort out the problem.Sounds like you get a temporary fix but no diagnosis and no long term plan.Make plans to travel some distance if needed and do it now. ...Read more
21 yrs old,having dark sunken eyes due to lack of sleep,does getting enough sleep help restore my eyes as befrore?if not what is the remedy?plz help
It helps for me!: I can tell you that in my case at the age of 54, whenever I have noticed dark sunken eyes as a result of lack of sleep then, either a little cat nap or just ditching in the back room for a good 8 to 10 hours with the world turned off does my eyes a lot of good! Try it... You'll SEE! Of course, perhaps a better question is "why aren't you getting enough sleep?" ...Read more
Can we get sunken eyes and dark circles due to gerd? I'm 33 years old male with this condition, doctor says its becz of weak eyesight, kindly advice!
They say "anything can cause anything" but i haven't heard of gerd (acid reflux disease) causing dark circles, sunken eyes or weak eyesight before.
You aren't getting dehydrated or suffering from another condition like allergies, are you?
Something doesn't add up. Please contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
Why is it that whenever i'm about to receive my period or get a little tired, i get really black sunken eyes? I sleep all night and i drink water
Dark below eyelids: Try used teabags that have been refrigerated overnight. Let these sit on your eyes for 10 minutes daily. ...Read more
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