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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Netrashosh Atrophy Or Sinking Of Eyeballs - Can Ayurveda Handle It?

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Dr. Bharat BhushanAyurvedic Doctor • 18 Years Exp.BAMS, CRAV - Ophthalmology
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Sunken eyes make people look tired and dull. It also indicates poor health. So, no matter how common it is to have dark, hollow skin under the eyes, it is important to address it. However, atrophy of the region around the eyes is a problem that can be solved by good lifestyle habits and the Ayurvedic approach.

Causes of Sunken Eyeballs

The skin under the eye is very delicate. The slightest lack of care takes a toll on its appearance and health. Dark, sunken eyes can be caused by any of the following reasons:

  • Extreme rubbing of eyes that damage the elasticity of the skin underneath.

  • Lack of adequate sleep.

  • Exposure to sunlight.

  • Dehydration.

  • Aging of the skin.

  • Shrinking of bones due to old age.

  • Sudden weight loss.

  • Smoking.

  • Allergies.

  • Medical conditions that affect the blood.

  • Too much cosmetics.

  • Lack of a balanced diet.

  • Effect of exposure to pollution.

  • Sinus infections.

We all expose ourselves to at least some of these causes on a daily basis. So, is it possible that this problem is more prevalent than expected? Let's check out the symptoms to find out who has the problem.


Sunken eyeballs or atrophy of eyeballs isn't as scary or unique as it sounds. It is a very common problem. Here are the symptoms:

  • A sunken, hollow appearance under the eyes.

  • A darker patch on the lower eyelid.

  • Dark circles.

  • Deepened crow’s feet and wrinkles.

  • Thinner skin under the eyes.

These symptoms together can make the face look old and tired. No amount of makeup or spa can change that. So, what can?


Since most of the causes of this condition are lifestyle related, improving quality of life will help reverse the condition to some extent. So, here's what people need to do:

  • Stop smoking.

  • Get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

  • Drink at least 3 liters of water, never stay thirsty.

  • Avoid excessive caffeine or carbonated drinks.

  • Eat vitamin and mineral rich food.

  • Apply sunscreen.

  • Wear shades to prevent pollution and sun rays.

  • Wash the face with mild natural cleansers to remove chemicals.

  • Avoid cosmetics as much as possible.

When the cause is sinus infections or some allergies, it's best to treat the cause the Ayurvedic way so that there is no side effect to the treatment. Medical treatments involve more chemicals and drugs. Other forms of treatment involve dermal fillers, cosmetic surgery, and such complicated procedures.

Ayurveda helps reverse the condition without making the person go through any painful procedure that needs recovery time and involves risk factors. Ayurvedic treatments can be practised at home with zero risks. It is safer and way cheaper than any other solution.

Take Away

Get rid of sunken eyeballs symptoms with Ayurvedic treatment. Give it some time and the eyes will be brighter than ever and the face will look younger and healthier.


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