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How is eye sight affected by graves disease?

How is eye sight affected by graves disease?

Exophthalmos: Classic graves disease case protruding eyeball anteriorly out of the eye socket, this called exophthalmos. Besides dyscomfort, cause corneal dryness and demage. In very advanced case can cause compression of the optic nerve or ophthalmic artery, which can affect the patient's eyesight. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with lid margin dease,tears deficiency,mucus & mild papillary conjunctivitis what are treatments other than eye drops ?

I have been diagnosed with lid margin dease,tears deficiency,mucus & mild papillary conjunctivitis what are treatments other than eye drops ?

Lid hygiene: Most of what you describe goes under the heading of "Meibomian Gland Dysfunction". This is a lid stagnation and drying problem. You can help with mild lid scrubbing with shampoo, warm soaks and the addition of Omega oils to your diet. The eyedrops that will help this are mild steroids for the papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Grave's disease and protruding eyes--what is treatment?

Grave's disease and protruding eyes--what is treatment?

Several thoughts: Treat underlying thyroid disease treat symtpoms with shades and tears try selenium, then prednisone, rituximab, radiation, surgery in that order. ...Read more

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What causes eye lid swelling in diabetic patients?

What causes eye lid swelling in diabetic patients?

Same as others: There is no special reason why you are more at risk for eye swelling because of diabetes. There are many causes for lid swelling (allergies, infection, inflammation ,drug allergy etc) , but we need more details about your health to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Possibly!: Need more information. Sounds like blepharitis. Possible a skin cancer at the eyelid margin. If both eyes sounds like blepharitis if it is both eyes. Need examination. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

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Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Advanced Macular pucker & stable glaucoma in 1 eye. 2nd eye mild ERM. What is prognosis for adequate vision. Concerned that both eyes have disease.

Close follow up: Macular pucker can occur as a consequence of spontaneous pucker. There are procedures that can be done to help eliminate this but they carry some risk so usually the retinal surgeons who do this will wait for a level of lowered vision that is significant or note progression as a reason to intervene. The glaucoma is a separate issue for both eyes. These conditions should be closely monitored. ...Read more

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Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Best dry eye drops to cure my blurry vision due to dry eye ?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision can be due to need for new Rx, dry eye, diabetes, etc. If just due to dry eye, use warm compresses/gentle massaging of eyelid margin to help improve tear film stability; non-preserved artificial tears (Retaine is very good) 4-6x per day; increase omega 3 intake; see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "Lid hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Yes: There are certain disorders that affect the front surface of the cornea and a laser can ablate (remove) that surface. Disorders include superficial corneal scars, anterior stromal dystrophies and recurrent erosions. ...Read more

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What is fuchs eye disease?

What is fuchs eye disease?

Two answers: Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation,  use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Can Dry Eye leas to there Eye diseases?

Can Dry Eye leas to there Eye diseases?

Treat Dry Eyes: Dry eyes left untreated can lead to complications and other eye diseases. Go see your doctor or eye doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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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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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Other than eye drop, how to cure red eye?

Other than eye drop, how to cure red eye?

Depends on cause!: Red eyes can be from many sources from simple irritation to severe rheumatoid melting of sclera. In cases of rheumatoid melts, drugs in the catagory of chemotherapy are necessary! so, it depends on cause. Most often eye drops, neutritional supplements, and occasionally oral medications are used. ...Read more

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Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms of diabetic eye disease are likely to reduce vision. See your eye doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause temporary blindess in one eye?

Yes, URGENT: If you have temporary blindness from graves disease, you may have compressive optic neuropathy. This is a very urgent problem, seek evaluation immediately, otherwise the eye may go blind permanently. ...Read more