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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Dry Eyes
Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye(s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo.gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more
Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dry eyes can cause your vision to be blurry and not correct with glasses or contacts. Using re-wetting drops can be helpful as well as having plugs inserted, but i would recommend seeing your opthomologist for a check-up as there may also be another cause for your vision changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If : If you already suffer from dry eyes you will most likely continue to suffer from dry eyes and eyelid surgery may not be an option for you. You should consult with a board certified plastic or oculoplastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate. After a blepharoplasty it is not uncommon to use eye drops for a short period (few weeks) for additional moisture in the eye. Due to swelling the tear duct system can be temporarily altered. Best of luck to you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I know that hyperthyroidism can sometimes affect the eyes — but could hypothyroidism also cause eye problems?
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) isn't usually associated with eye disease: In severe cases, however, hypothyroidism may cause swelling around the eyes and a loss of the hairs in the outer part of the eyebrows. In a few cases, an eye problem known as Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop if hypothyroidism develops after treatment for Graves' disease — the most common form of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Graves' ophthalmopathy can cause eye discomfort, protruding eyeballs and vision changes. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Are caused by a deficiency of the tears which your eyes produce. Typically there is no specific cause found for dry eyes, but symptoms can be caused by other eye conditions, both infectious and inflammatory. If you are having significant problems, then you should see your ophthalmologist for a complete exam. ...Read more
Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?
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