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why are bulging eyes a symptom of hypothyroidism

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See an eye doc: These days, you can see an optometrist any day of the week at the national eye care glasses centers and chain stores who often have affiliated optomet ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Bulging eyes: Go see an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. Most issues can be corrected.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bulging eyes: Bulging eyes = Exophthalmos which is caused by Graves Disease.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Sometimes bulging eyes occurs soon after onset of hyperthyroidism.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Endocrinologist: Hyperthyroidism must always be ruled out for patients with "bulging eyes". However your primary care family dr. Or internist can just as easily order ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
It is not uncommon: Must see ophthamologist to discuss possible need for therapy-discuss alternate therapeutic possibilities.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends : You should consult with a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon- one who belongs to asoprs-american society of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructiv ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Rhodes
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If the swelling and inflammation behind the eyes causes damage to the optic nerve (nerve from eye to brain), the damage can be permanent. Sometimes t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: The eyes have a normal, physical resting position in the bony orbits in which they sit. Bulging can be a problem but is not an indication of a need f ... Read More

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