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Is it normal to have bulging eyes when I need glasses?

Is it normal to have bulging eyes when I need glasses?

Depends: The eyes have a normal, physical resting position in the bony orbits in which they sit. Bulging can be a problem but is not an indication of a need for eyeglasses. The need for glasses called refractive power is a totally separate issue. In extreme myopia only, the eyes can bulge forward a little. ...Read more

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Can eyeglasses wearing cause bulging eyes?

Can eyeglasses wearing cause bulging eyes?

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

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Is it normal for patients with grave's disease to get bulging eyes?

Is it normal for patients with grave's disease to get bulging eyes?

Yes: Grave's disease causes "bulging eyes" also called proptosis as the tissues around the eyes (the extraocular muscles and orbital fat) become inflamed and infiltratedwith cells and protein, the eyes are displaced forward in the orbit. The eyelids can also become retracted adding to the appearance. Patients get dry eye and corneal problems in addition to double vision. Controliing thyroid helps. ...Read more

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Will bulging eyes from graves disease ever go back to normal?

Will bulging eyes from graves disease ever go back to normal?

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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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Bulging eyes need help ugly?

Bulging eyes need help ugly?

Bulging eyes: Go see an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. Most issues can be corrected. ...Read more

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What causes bulging eyes?

Thyroid disease: Is most common due to swelling in the eye muscles, but any swelling or mass behind the eye can cause one eye to bulge. It can also be normal anatomy for some people. ...Read more

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What are the options for my bulging eyes?

What are the options for my bulging eyes?

Bulging Eyes: If you have bulging eyes and have not been to the doctor you need to get there soon. You may have a serious thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Are permanent effects of hyperthryoidism bulging eyes?

Are permanent effects of hyperthryoidism bulging eyes?

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 more

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Why does grave's disease give you 'bulging eyes'?

Why does  grave's disease give you 'bulging eyes'?

Graves Orbitopathy: Some cells in your eye socket share antigens (portions of proteins that immune cells recognize) with thyroid cells. So when your immune system attacks your thyroid, there is cross reaction with tissue in the eye socket, which causes proptosis (bulging eyes), double vision, dryness, swelling, and eyelid retraction, and uncommonly vision loss. This is from inflammation, and scarring in the orbit. ...Read more

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What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

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

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Whats the best doctor to see if bulging eyes ?

Whats the best doctor to see if bulging eyes ?

Endocrinologist: Hyperthyroidism must always be ruled out for patients with "bulging eyes". However your primary care family dr. Or internist can just as easily order the necessary blood tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

Can eye pressure cause 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

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What conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

What conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

Genetics.: Some people have shallow orbits giving the appearance bulging eyes. Some lid features also run in families and give the appearance of bulging eyes. If only one eye s involved a tumorbehind the eye can push it out.... ...Read more

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Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully?Can it shrink completely?I am still 19y/o.What shld i do?

Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully?Can it shrink completely?I am still 19y/o.What shld i do?

Graves eye disease: The eye disease of graves disease runs a different course from the thyroid disease. Some of the "bulging" may be from lid retraction, which is less serious, or it could be more serious eye disease, which could require surgery or steroid treatment. You need to see an endocrinologist first for a complete evaluation and get treatment of the thyroid, and then possible referral to another doctor. ...Read more

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