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Can your thyroid affect your eyesight?

Can your thyroid affect your eyesight?

Yes: From an autoimmune standpoint, thyroid can lead to dry eyes. With dry eyes, the vision may fluctuate or blur. Thyroid can also cause tissues within the eye socket to swell, leading to eyes that buldge out (and more dryness) and eyes that do no move together as a pair (leading to double vision). ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can thyroid affect your voice?

Can thyroid affect your voice?

Yes: A very enlarged thyroid can cause voice changes or trouble breathing. It is is an urgent issue and usually requires surgery. ...Read more

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Can Lupus affect your eye sight?

Can Lupus affect your eye sight?

Yes: Lupus can affect the eyes in many ways. It can cause dry eyes inflammation of the eye. Cause retinal issues. So yes it can affect eyesight ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Sinus can affect your eyesight?

Sinus can affect your eyesight?

Yes: Yes. Severe sinus infections can cause blurred vision either due to headache/ pain symptoms or in severe cases direct involvement of the optic nerve or orbit. ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

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 more

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How can dying your hair affect your eyes?

How can  dying your hair affect your eyes?

Irritate: The what of the blow dryer could have an irritating effect on the skin around the eyes both from the heat and hot air. If this is concern be careful how you use blow dryer, facing it away from the face. If there symptoms that do not respond to conservative compresses and eye drops you should see eye doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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How does your age affect your peripheral vision?

How does your age affect your peripheral vision?

Minor degree: There is a minor lowering of the extent of peripheral vision in older folks. The more important change is a measurable drop in reaction time which affects their ability to respond to visual input and makes driving more hazardous. ...Read more

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Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

No: Eyeglasses can block a little of the peripheral vision depending upon the design of the eyeglasses. They will not affect the true peripheral vision internally of the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes ptosis in your eye? Will it affect your vision?

What causes ptosis in your eye?  Will it affect your vision?

Several causes: Ptosis is a droop of one or both lids. If unilateral is can be thyroid disease, inflammation, muscular dysfunction, eye surface inflammation, and rarely tumors. If in both lids it can be thyroid, muscular disease, residual from childhood dysfunction, inherited issues. If severe droop, the vision can be impaired. Some are from benign causes. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Lupus affect your speech?

Can Lupus affect your speech?

Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disorder with various clinical presentations. SLE affects many organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous systems and muscles. Speech may be affected, although not a common manifestation of SLE. You may need a spinal tap to examine the fluid for evidence of white cells, protein and antibody. ...Read more

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Will low testoserone affect your vision?

Will low testoserone affect your vision?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia/dry eyes . Ophtho consult too. ...Read more

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How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

Minimally: Oxygen levels low enough to reduce vision (vision is oxygen dependent) will affect your brain and other bodily functions at the same time. The major symptoms will be those of anemia which causes pallor, fatigue, exercise intolerance, etc. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Can sinus pressure affect your eyes?

Rarely: Although the eyes can feel "full" or heavy if you have sinus pressure, sinusitis rarely causes eye issues. If there is a true sinus infection that is left untreated, it can spread to the eye socket and lead to serious problems, but as long as it is being treated there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

How can hypothyroidism  negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

How does hyperopia affect your vision as you age?

Need more correction: Hyperopia can be compensated by accomodation of your natural lens when you are younger. As you age this becomes less effective and by age 52 is lost. This means that you may need increasing lens power through the 30's for distance vision and by age 40 will need extra help (bifocals) at near. ...Read more

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Can starting thyroid medication for hyperthyroid cause your eyes to feel funny?

Can starting thyroid medication for hyperthyroid cause your eyes to feel funny?

Possible: While it is possible that you are having an allergic reaction, it is more likely that you have the eye problem that is associated with hyperthyroidism. If it gets worse or if not better soon see the doctor who prescribed the medication. If not resolved, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Does your thyroid level affect your sleep?

Does your thyroid level affect your sleep?

It varies: Someone with high thyroid levels might have insomnia, so that they would be able to sleep for a short time, and might be very restless in their sleep. But they may feel that they need less sleep, too. Low thyroid levels can make people want more sleep than usual. Low thyroid levels can also raise the risk for sleep apnea with loud snoring, brief periods of no breathing, and poor sleep quality. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more