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Hypothyroid Causing Bulging Eyes
Thyroid disease is: biggest cause of bulging eyes, not eye pressure. Intraocular eye pressure can be very high & it won't cause the eyes to bulge.It will cause the eyes to feel hard as stones.Buldging eyes is when the orbital fat is pushing the eyes from the sockets & can in itself cause higher eye pressure on the optic nerve, which is why patients with Hashimoto's or Grave's disease needs to have their eyes checked. ...Read more
Could closing eyes too hard increase the eye pressure and lead to bulging eyes like people with hyperthyroidism or keratoconus?
Thyroid, others: In the 19 year old age group, thyroid malfunction is the most likely diagnosis. Less common are tumors behind the eye, some primary and some metastatic. If the bulging is accompanied by pain, especially on eye motion it could be infectionl this always requires evaluation and you should see a neuro-ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon (not an optometrist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, generally you should close your eyes while being strangled (sorry). This is a very unusual question. Extreme straining of the eyes (valsalva) can cause problems. Severe macular hemorrhages have been reported, as well as optic nerve and even vitreous hemorrhage (usually trauma related - Purtscher's retinopathy). People with shallow orbits (not deep set) can be at risk for globe subluxation too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The anemia would...: Likely be very severe to cause this accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces (aka "third spacing"). A decreased red cell mass does decrease the oncotic pressue of blood, leading to inefficient reuptake of fluid at the venous side of the capillary bed. If it were to occur however, the area around the eyes would be one place to see this because the tissue there is highly distensible. ...Read more
Permanent effect: Bulging eyes or proptosis can be a permanent effect of Graves' disease. It depends on the severity and duration of the disease. Some mild cases of bulging will improve after the Graves' disease is treated. More severe cases may require 1 to a few surgical procedures to reset the eye balls in their sockets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes at high level, redness, harden eyes, awkwards eyes, headachs, pain in eyes, evaporate tears instanly doctors, tell me symptoms of dry eye.
No: Eyeglasses are supported on the ears and nose and cannot cause the eyes to bulge forward. Bulgivng eyes can be inherited, due to more extreme myopia, or from some diseases such as hyperthyroid (graves disease) or a lesion behind the eye which is growing. See your ophthalmologist if you have bulging eyes; it is not your glasses. ...Read more
No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature ...Read more
Maybe: Nasal steroid inhalants can cause puffy eyes or dizziness but usually not orbital pain. Infections can cause these symptoms, and steroids can decrease the body's ability to fight infection. It is important for you to see your doctor in order to evaluate your symptoms before they get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes if early and treated well they will be fine, other times you might require surgical intervention. Talk with your endoctrinologist. ...Read more
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