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There could be a number of causes for the below your eye. One of the most common would be orbital fat prolapse.
With age the thin, tough membrane (orbital septum) that keeps the normal fat pad in place behind your eye becomes weak and tears. When this happens you start to notice the swelling, or bags, under your eyes. It is nothing to worry about.
The only way to treat this problem is with surgery, called a blepharoplasty. Many times it can be done in a procedure room in the ophthalmologist’s office. This is where I do the majority of cases myself.
Here is some information on this procedure:
also, with your history of thyroid problems there is a small possibility that this swelling could be do to early thyroid orbitopathy. The best way to distinguish between these two is for you to have a complete eye examination by an ophthalmologist.
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