A 49-year-old male asked:
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Have graves disease with graves ophthalmology(bulging eyes).Need to stop thyroid. Which is better radioactive iodine or surgical removal?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Thyroid eye disease: I would discuss this decision with your endocrinologist. Many prefer radioactive iodine to avoid surgical risks.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014
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