Eye bags are the excess eyelid tissue present on the lower and upper eyelids whose structure varies with age. If left unattended, eye bags may affect both appearance and vision, due to which many individuals choose to undergo a surgically procedure called blepharoplasty
to reduce the eyelid tissue. Eye bags can be characterized by the presence of mild swelling, dark circles and/or saggy skin. While the presence of eye bags usually doesn't ask for medical care, it may be a concern in cases where it is persistent, has accompanying itching, pain or redness, or has an effect on other body parts. A consultation with a medical practitioner is recommended if any of these conditions are present. The doctor can decide upon careful examination, if the eye bags are a result of allergy, infection, thyroid or kidney problems, or is harmless.