Puffy Eyes�

The eye is a ping-pong-ball-sized organ located in the eye sockets. It receives the light reflected from objects, focuses it onto the retina, pre-processes it and transmits to the brain for recognition through the optical nerve.

The outer covering of the eyeball, the sclera, is made of strong materials and looks white except for the iris. The cornea is the transparent, semi-spherical part that covers the iris and bends the light to direct it to the pupil. The iris controls the dimensions of the pupil according to light conditions. The light passing through the pupil passes through the lens. The lens focuses the light on the retina, which does the initial processing and passes the image through the optical nerve to the brain, which identifies the image. The eye can suffer from many medical conditions, which include nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, conjunctivitis, estimation, glaucoma, tumors and infections.

Puffy eye is a condition where the eye is puffed up under the eyes. It spoils the looks of the face and eyes, but is rarely a serious problem. The cosmetic importance of puffy eyes cannot be taken lightly, as it gives a tired, sad look to the eyes.

Eyes with bags under them run in the family. Fluid retention in the body due to any reason, such as hormonal problems or allergies, can cause puffy eyes. The other causes include Blepharitis, eyelid edema, swollen eyelid, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers and sinusitis.

Avoiding late nights and reducing salt intake are some of the lifestyle habits that can prevent puffy eyes. There are many home remedies used by individuals to reduce Puffy eyes. Cold water splashing, tea bags, sliced cucumber and aloe-vera-based gels all have their proponents. Sleeping with the head elevated may drain the fluid from the eyes. But if the condition is severe a doctor's advice should be sought, to rule out any serious problems, such as kidney or thyroid problems.

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