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A 28-year-old female asked:

If i have graves disease will my eyes bulge? will meds prevent bulging?

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Dr. Ira Katz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 26 years experience
Probably Not X 2: Two findings in Graves Disease are proptosis, wide opening of the eyes, which goes away with treatment and exophthalmos, thickening of the muscles behind the eyes causing the eyes to bulge. It results from the same antibodies that cause the thyroid problem attaching to the muscles. It usually happens at the time of disease flair, but can happen after tx! RAI has largest risk (prevent w/steroids).
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A 30-year-old member asked:

I think I have graves disease, will my eyes pop out?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Sometimes: Graves disease is the association of thyroid hyperactivity with eye protrusion although each aspect can occur independently. The bulging of the eyes is unpredictable; some have it mild but others severe in a manner that can be a cosmetic problem, cause visual doubling, corneal surface problems from exposure and loss of vision if very severe. You should seen an oculoplastic surgeon for this.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2016
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