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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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Protruding Eyes (Definition)

There are devices to measure the protrusion of the eye forward in its socket. There are established norms and if the eye is measured to be forward more than the norms, then by definition it is protruding. This can be seen in Graves thyroid disease, or conditions in which there are tumors or abnormal vascular ...Read more


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What can be the cause of protruding eyes?

What can be the cause of protruding eyes?

Thyroid disease +: Bulging eyes or proptosis is commonly associated with grave's dz, but may occur without hyperthyroidism. Morbid obesity, myasthenia gravis, statin myopathyand histiocytosis may also produce proptosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Protruding eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding eyes?

Exophthalmos: There are devices to measure the protrusion of the eye forward in its socket. There are established norms and if the eye is measured to be forward more than the norms, then by definition it is protruding. This can be seen in Graves thyroid disease, or conditions in which there are tumors or abnormal vascular growths behind the eye. ...Read more

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Funky faces and family history of protruding eyes. So could we have crouzon syndrome?

Funky faces and family history of protruding eyes. So could we have crouzon syndrome?

Crouzon: Please see your physician for evaluation if concerned. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/crouzon-syndrome. ...Read more

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Is any kind of protruding eyes normal?

Is any kind of protruding eyes normal?

Check thyroid funct: Some people can just have "prominent-appearing" eyes. If the protruding eyes are new, by far the most common cause is abnormal thyroid status. This can be the case even if the blood tests for thyroid hormone seem normal at this time. There are other rare causes, and patient should be examined by an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic/orbital specialist. ...Read more

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Information on the disease and how to treat the protruding eyes?

Information on the disease and how to treat the protruding eyes?

Thyroid eye disease: Your description is most likely related to thyroid eye disease or graves' disease. It is treated by thyroid control and oral steroids in the acute phase. Once stable, surgery for eye alignment, lid position or oral decompression may be needed. ...Read more

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Are protruding eyes helpful?

Are protruding eyes helpful?

No: Might be helpful for attracting a similar mate, but no real practical purpose... On the other hand there is no significant downside. Marty feldman made a great living from his orbitopathy. If this is new or increasing protrusion talk with your doc about evaluation. ...Read more

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What are protruding eyes from?

What are protruding eyes from?

Genetics or thyroid: If both eyes are protruding, look at other family members for the same appearance. It is usually genetic. If one eye is protruding there may be eye socket disease or an overactive thyroid gland and you should see your eye md at once. ...Read more

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Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Not always thyroid : Normal for some people. Concerning if just one side. I had one patient sent to me for possible thyroid disease because she had a protruding eye even though she had normal thyroid tests. I had her get an mri. Turns out she had a tumor behind her eye. ...Read more

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I was told I have graves disease. How do I treat the protruding eyes?

I was told I have graves disease. How do I treat the protruding eyes?

Graves eye disease: First you need to get the hyperactive thyroid fixed, as that may improve your eyes. Then a careful assessment by an ophthalmologist who works on this. Sometimes surgery is needed, sometimes not. Sometimes a course of steroids helps. Sometimes the eyes protrude, but sometimes it is the lid that is retracted, giving the appearance of protrusion. ...Read more

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Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu (propylthiouracil) right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu (propylthiouracil) right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

Multispecialty : Team approach is needed. Endocrinology, eye surgeon who has experience operating on patients with graves disease. A primary care doctor. Possible general surgeon with experience on thyroid surgery. Smoking makes disease worse. http://www.atlasophthalmology.com/atlas/photo.jsf?node=7544&locale=en. ...Read more

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My baby was born with very protruding eyes his pediatrician isn't concern. His eyes are always getting scratched/poked. Is there a surgery for this?M

My baby was born with very protruding eyes his pediatrician isn't concern.  His eyes are always getting scratched/poked.  Is there a surgery for this?M

2nd opinion: Your pediatrician is likely correct, though you may want to get a second opinion. If you or baby's dad have the same type of eyes, than it is just an inherited trait. If his eyes are quite different from yours and are truly getting traumatized, you should consider seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist. Your pediatrician can refer you as needed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for loose skin around the eyes?

What is the best treatment for loose skin around the eyes?

Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for macular gramular dystrophy 4 eyes?

What is the best treatment for macular gramular dystrophy 4 eyes?

Dystrophy: Best treatment depends on how extensive it is and your vision. What is your vision? Have you ever had PRK? Any other medical issues? There is good treatment. DALK using the big-bubble technique can be useful in treating corneal stromal dystrophies and may help prevent need for Corneal transplants. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for macular gramular dystrophy 4 eyes..?

What is the best treatment for macular gramular dystrophy 4 eyes..?

Macular corneal dys.: Macular corneal dystrophy is a rare and progressive corneal problem that starts at an early age. It can lead to painful corneal erosions, light sensitivity, and vision loss. It is hereditary (autosomal recessive), and relatively common in Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Treatment is supportive until corneal transplantation is required. Laser procedures and DSEK are not effective unfortunately. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment or a place where i can treat my cousins macular gramular dystrophy 4 eyes?

Macular degeneration: A granular dystrophy deals with the cornea not with the retina as does macular degeneration. A retina specialist needs to determine the best treatment for your relatives. The mainstay for dry macular disease is eye vitamins by mouth. ...Read more