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doctor, sags or bags under the eyes, i understand it is something

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doctor, sags or bags under the eyes, i understand it is something to do with poor lymphatic drainage is their any medication you could recommend that may relieve this problem.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.
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The definitive treatment for this problem is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). However, in the meantime, you can reduce the bags and sags with regular hot/warm compresses (at least twice daily) over and around the eyes. Regular use of preservative tears drops such as Refresh Plus as needed, and Zaditor (OTC anti-inflammatory drop) to quiet the eye could be beneficial. If you do have any problem with sticky/crusted eyelids/lashes, then eyelid hygiene, and doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 days with a prescription from your doctor would be beneficial.

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