A 60-year-old female asked:
graves pt. rai 2 years ago. synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcs for two months. periorbital edema severe. from hypothyroidism? blood work normal.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Timothy Carey answered
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Autoimmune: This is a tough problem but it is related to the autoimmune response of thyroid eye disease. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist in your area for possible steroid treatment.
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Dr. John Park answered
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Graves' Orbitopathy: Graves' orbitopathy can occur before, after or at the same time as development of autoimmune hyperthyroidism. It's activity is unrelated to your thyroid level and its course is episodic. If you have swelling, it may mean you have active inflammation in your orbit. You should see an oculoplastic surgeon to be evaluated for oral steroids. This can stem some of the damage from active inflammation.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
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