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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

Dr. Kyle Rhodes
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Bulging Eyes (Definition)

Bulging eyes are eyes that appear large, extending out of the normal space of the eye socket. It may be seen in conditions where there is an overgrowth of the tissues behind the eye, such ...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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Bulging eyes for almost a year, male, 48 y/o, lab test, CT scan normal. What may cause bulging eyes?

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 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?

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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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more