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Graves Eye Disease
Can beta blockers be taken to help relieve symptoms of grave's eye disease , with levothyroxine, and after total thyroidectomy?
No: Beta blockers are useful for the tachycardia that is present with the hyperthyroidism from graves. Total thyroidectomy will cure the hyperthyroidism but since the antibodies against the orbital tissues are still produced there is no guarantee that the eye symptoms will stabilize or improve. In fact they may get worse. Levothyroxine will have no effect on the eyes since it doesn't stop antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.
Eye & skin in GD: Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking. Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dears , what is success rate of surgery for eye graves disease? Is it safe ? Is it common surgery?
Grave's Eye Disease: Graves eye disease also called thyroid related orbitopathy (tro) can be serious vision threatening in some patients. We perform surgery based on the stage of the tro. In the active stage we usually use pharmacotherapy and when the disease is stable, we consider surgical options. Surgical options include only eyelid surgery, only orbital decompression (fatty and/or bony), and/or muscle surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of patients with Graves disease develop eye problems? Will there be any eye issues if the disease is treated early on?
Grave's: Grave's disease does not often result in eye problems if treatment is OK. That said, any concern you might have regarding your eyes please contact both your thyroid doctor and an eye doctor. I suspect all will be well! Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Sometimes: Graves disease is the association of thyroid hyperactivity with eye protrusion although each aspect can occur independently. The bulging of the eyes is unpredictable; some have it mild but others severe in a manner that can be a cosmetic problem, cause visual doubling, corneal surface problems from exposure and loss of vision if very severe. You should seen an oculoplastic surgeon for this. ...Read more
Graves eye disease: Most patients with graves have no or only minimal eye disease. Graves eye disease runs a different course from the hyperthyroidism. It can appear years after the thyroid has been fixed. Graves eye disease has a wide range of severity, and can be difficult to treat in severe cases. Steroids and/or surgery are used. ...Read more
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