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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 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?
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
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