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What causes lumps or tubes on the lower of eyes and what cure

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What causes lumps or tubes on the lower of eyes and what cure can be applied to make these go away

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Where are these lumps or tubes located? On your eye lids? Your actual eyeball?

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Can you see them if you look in the mirror?

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Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Where are these lumps or tubes located? On your eye lids? Your actual eyeball?
Dr. Rick : Can you see them if you look in the mirror?

Is your vision affected?
Ok. Thanks for that extra information on your other post.


It sounds like you have orbital fat prolapse. This is a benign condition.

The most common cause of dark circles under the eyes is breakdown of the orbital septum which allows the normal orbital fat tissue that surrounds and cushions your eyeball to "pooch" forward.

As you know, there are tons of creams and lotions for the ladies to use for this issue. Why are there so many different ones? Because none of them work :-)

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.

Here is a good webpage that discusses this surgery:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blepharoplasty

Does this make sense to you?


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