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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have thyroid hypertension but also have grave disease i went to eye doctor they one of my eyes is out of line what cause this?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Talk to your: Eye doctor. Graves' disease is an immune disorder and can have various negative effects on the eyes, one of which can cause protrusion and prominence of the eyes, often leading to blurred vision.
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Graves disease: Graves disease can be associated with exophthalmus, where the eyes bulge out. Hyperhthyroidism can cause hypertension also, you need to have your disease adequately controlled. Follow up with your endocrinologist.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Muscle hypertrophy: In thyroid-related orbitopathy, the extra ocular muscles enlarge, and , as a consequence, push the eyeball outward(proptosis) which affects the alignment and motility of the eye(s). Double vision is a symptom. Treatment is necessary by your endocrine doctor, coupled to possible a radiation oncologist. Your eye md monitors eye health and may need to treat excessive dryness/double vision.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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