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I'm considering getting orbital decompression for graves opthamology (bulging eyes). Is it safe?

I'm considering getting orbital decompression for graves opthamology (bulging eyes). Is it safe?

Yes: Make sure you are seeing a specialist who has experience with this operation. All surgeries have risks, and your surgeon can and shoudl discuss these with you. However, with an experienced surgeon this surgery has a high likelihood of improving the problem with a relatively low risk of complications. ...Read more

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If Graves Opthamology is suspected, and TSH levels begin to fall again after a year on methimiazole is surgery a better option than radioactive iodine?

If Graves Opthamology is suspected, and TSH levels begin to fall again after a year on methimiazole is surgery a better option than radioactive iodine?

My opinion- yes: B"sd
Not a fan of RAI therapy in general. Worsening of opthalmopathy is common with RAI rx – usually give steroids to help mitigate. My recommendation is usually surgical. ...Read more

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Opthamology question: what can be done to slow progression of low pressure glaucoma? Thanks. My mother cannot see out of her right eye due to a failed cornea transplant. Now doctors have confirmed low pressure glaucoma in left eye, so she is slowly goi

Opthamology question: what can be done to slow progression of low pressure glaucoma? Thanks. My mother cannot see out of her right eye due to a failed cornea transplant. Now doctors have confirmed low pressure glaucoma in left eye, so she is slowly goi

Difficult to treat: Low tension glaucoma (ltg) can be difficult to diagnose and effectively treat because the underlying cause of optic nerve damage is not clear. We know that lowering the ocular pressure has a protective effect. This can be achieved through drops or office laser procedures. Ltg patients may also be at risk due to non-ocular conditions such as nocturnal hypotension and vascular perfusion problems. ...Read more

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