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Can Thyroid Affect Your Vision
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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