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Is It Normal To Have Bulging Eyes When I Need Glasses
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes if early and treated well they will be fine, other times you might require surgical intervention. Talk with your endoctrinologist. ...Read more
Bulging eyes for almost a year, male, 48 y/o, lab test, CT scan normal. What may cause bulging eyes?
Subclinical Graves: Subclinical graves disease can present like this. The less ordered lab tests such as thyroid antibodies, ultrasound of thyroid, and ultrasound of eye muscles can be done. You should be evaluated by ophthalmologists who deal with this problem all the time. Not all ophthalmologists have thie experience depth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 normal, whats causing symps?
Hi doc. Do i need to see an opthalmologist for.My bulging eyes? I was diagnoses with graves disease and taking methimaxole for almost one mobth alread
Yes : You need a thorough ophthalmologic examination to establish your baseline as well as to treat anything that is apparent from your examination findings. Furthermore, graves' disease management is a multidisciplinary approach involving usually an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist ;#40;strabismologist, oculoplastic, general;#41;, and occasionally a radiation oncologist. And yes, stop smoking! ...Read more
Have graves disease with graves ophthalmology(bulging eyes).Need to stop thyroid. Which is better radioactive iodine or surgical removal?
Depends: Depends on specific thyroid condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
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