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Why does using bimatoprost causes hollow sunken eyes?

Why does using bimatoprost causes hollow sunken eyes?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...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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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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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sunken eyes: Allergies don't usually cause this, losing weight, dehydration or other conditions may be the cause, you may want to see your doctor for evaluation if really concerned, good luck ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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 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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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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Can allergic rhinitis be the cause for my sunken eyes? What can I do to get rid of them?

Can allergic rhinitis be the cause for my sunken eyes? What can I do to get rid of them?

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

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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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Can we get sunken eyes and dark circles due to stomach problems? Thanks for your guidance!

Can we get sunken eyes and dark circles due to stomach problems? Thanks for your guidance!

Sunken Eyes: It is possible. Most likely cause would be weight loss due to not eating. Have you noted a loss of appetite or weight loss due to your stomach problems? ...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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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.

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

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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

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

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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!

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!

Doubtful.: 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

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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

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Sunken Eyes (Definition)

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