Sunken Eyes

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

The delicate skin beneath your eyes can sometimes appear dark, sunken, and hollow. While sunken eyes are most commonly caused by aging, dehydration, or a lack of sleep, they can also be a sign of a medical condition.

Possible causes

  • Shaken baby syndrome (SBS)

    Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a type of brain injury that occurs when a baby or a toddler is shaken violently. It destroys a child's brain cells and prevents his or her brain from getting enough oxygen.

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  • Are your eyes more sunken than usual?

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