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    Dark Circles Under Both Eyes
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    rincon66longboarder posted:
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    I am 61 in great shape for my age, i work out five days a week eat right run and Longboard surf. and now I have dark circles under both my eyes. i go to bed &10:30 PM every night and have never been hit in my eyes. i have no pain and my vision is 20/20 what .could be the cause of this. my heart is that of a 30 year old My Doctor says She also says my lungs are in great shape (never smoked) and every thing else is also in tip top shape.my younger future wife is worried as we are to be married this summer. I just dont know whats going on not really painfull just feels like i am really tired. and I am quite nervous over this can You help me out as life is great. i feel like i did when i was 17 . i did beat cancer and after that i am doing well i would love to know the root cause of this I am a very light drinker. and getting more scared about this it has never happened before my left nasal passage is the size of a pencil lead.
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Congratulations on your excellent health!

    "Circles" under the eyes are very common and noticed by many people in your age group, regardless of health and other external causes. The skin of the eyelids is the thinnest in the body and as it stretches a bit and along with some of the fatty padding around the eye pushing outward, the lower (and upper) eyelids can take on an altered appearance.

    Smartest idea is to have this checked out by an ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery. Go to www.AAO.org and under "find an eye md" search for an oculoplastic specialist near you. He or she will not only apply the correct diagnosis but will also have the skill set to improve the eye lid appearance if you desire.
     
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    stellagonzalez replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
    Thanks for your suggestion Alan, it is really helpful...


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