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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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Sometimes my head involuntary shakes and causes my eyes to briefly close. Could this be Tourette's syndrome?

Sometimes my head involuntary shakes and causes my eyes to briefly close. Could this be Tourette's syndrome?

Head: There are many causes for head shaking. You should see a neurologist to check it out as soon as possible ...Read more

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My eyes move back and forth very fast involuntary?

My eyes move back and forth very fast involuntary?

Mgt: This may be a sign of a neurologic problem, please see your pediatrician today. If this has just occurred you can also go to the ED for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can a problem in the thyroid do to your eyes?

What can a problem in the thyroid do to your eyes?

Bulge.: Hyperthyroidism is associated with thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins which can also bind to and stimulate the growth of muscles behind the eye. When these grow they push the eyes forward in the socket and create the bug eye appearance. ...Read more

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I have a over active thyroid i'm frightened my eyes will pop out?

I have a over active thyroid i'm frightened my eyes will pop out?

Hyperthyroid: Exophthalmos (eyes protruding) occurs usually with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism; if u r under treatment for this condition, the eye problem should not occur. For those who have developed exophthalmos, an ophthalmologist has treatments for reducing the bulging. So make certain u r being treated for the thyroid condition. ...Read more

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I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?

I can shake my eyes back and forth at a rapid pace, not like nystagmus, but sometimes it's involuntary. Is this normal?

Yes: Up to 8% of college age students (about 1 out of 10) were able to produce "voluntary nystagmus" in one study, and most of them had a relative who could do the same thing. It usually doesn't indicate any other eye problem. If it happens involuntarily, you should see your eye md for an exam. ...Read more

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Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

Possible: Thyroid disease can cause eye problem but many other conditions can also cause this: allergy, sinus infection, tumor...See your doctor to have your thyroid level checked. If it's normal, then the thyroid is not causing the eye problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

Thyroid meds causing fluid buildup/bag under eyes. What to do?

not likely: You don't say what kind of thyroid med you are taking. Thyroid hormone taken for underactive thyroid will not cause swelling around the eyes, but hypothyroidism can. Medications to lower overactive thyroids (methimazole, ptu) also are unlikely to cause eye swelling, but graves disease (the most common cause for hyperthyroidism) can affect the eyes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hallucinations when on thyroid meds? I think i see things out of the cornrr of my eyes!

Is it normal to have hallucinations when on thyroid meds? I think i see things out of the cornrr of my eyes!

Check optic nerve!: Please see an eyemd to rule out any retinal condition. Thyroid eye disease does not cause hallucinations, but can cause optic nerve compression. A visual field exam and color vision test can help. If these are normal, then discuss with your family physician and consider psychology consult. ...Read more

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