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What Kind Of Problems Does Graves Disease Cause To Your Eyes
Yes: There are many causes. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation. Some of the causes are life-threatening. ...Read more
What's the main difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? I just know that an ophthalmologist is a md.
If i was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (with graves disease being the likely cause), which one am i suppose to see?
What percentage of patients with Graves disease develop eye problems? Will there be any eye issues if the disease is treated early on?
Grave's: Grave's disease does not often result in eye problems if treatment is OK. That said, any concern you might have regarding your eyes please contact both your thyroid doctor and an eye doctor. I suspect all will be well! Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Hi I have Graves' disease with various problems .. Eye disease also nd my sinuses are a real problem but I have chest pain green phlegm nd nausea ???
Sometimes: Graves disease is the association of thyroid hyperactivity with eye protrusion although each aspect can occur independently. The bulging of the eyes is unpredictable; some have it mild but others severe in a manner that can be a cosmetic problem, cause visual doubling, corneal surface problems from exposure and loss of vision if very severe. You should seen an oculoplastic surgeon for this. ...Read more
Graves eye disease: Most patients with graves have no or only minimal eye disease. Graves eye disease runs a different course from the hyperthyroidism. It can appear years after the thyroid has been fixed. Graves eye disease has a wide range of severity, and can be difficult to treat in severe cases. Steroids and/or surgery are used. ...Read more
Options: Well, first of all there is surgery, however is the graves dz is not controlled, then the bags will come back. Other options include make-up, sunglasses or tinted glasses. If you happen to be near-sighted, then you are in luck because near-sighted glasses have a tendency to shrink the orbit area appearance, so if you get larger lenses, the bags will be muck harder to see. ...Read more
Is it possible for anyone to figure out why my eyes are bulging but I do not have graves' disease?
Bulging eyes: Could be normal for you. If you are concerned, then see an ophthalmologist or orbital specialist (oculoplastic surgeon) for a consultation. ...Read more
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
Probably Not X 2: Two findings in Graves Disease are proptosis, wide opening of the eyes, which goes away with treatment and exophthalmos, thickening of the muscles behind the eyes causing the eyes to bulge. It results from the same antibodies that cause the thyroid problem attaching to the muscles. It usually happens at the time of disease flair, but can happen after tx! RAI has largest risk (prevent w/steroids). ...Read more
I think my eye sight is getting worse, anytime i read my eyes go blurry, it happened since i had graves' disease? Could it be related to the disease?
Possibly: Your symptoms sounds as if your eyes are drying up as you are reading, and the dryness is causing your blurred vision. This can be related to your grave's disease as a thyroid condition can lead to dry eyes from a variety of mechanisms. You can try otc artificial tears and see if it helps, but you should really be evaluated by your eye md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have very bad baggy eyes due to graves disease , will they ever get better , i hate them i haven't gone out socially in 2 years because i feel awful?
There is much...: Graves disease is quite variable in its presentation and can wax and wane. After two years, you are unlikely to have any major spontaneous resolution. However, there is a great deal that can be done by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon to improve most patients. A person should seek help and not get discouraged. Take a look at these before and after photos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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