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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Bulging eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Bulging eyes?

Bulging eyes: Bulging eyes = Exophthalmos which is caused by Graves Disease. ...Read more

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What's the best doctor to see if bulging eyes?

What's the best doctor to see if bulging eyes?

Endocrinologist: Hyperthyroidism must always be ruled out for patients with "bulging eyes". However your primary care family dr. Or internist can just as easily order the necessary blood tests. Good luck. ...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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Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems. ...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?

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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Is it normal to have bulging eyes when I need glasses?

Is it normal to have bulging eyes when I need glasses?

Depends: The eyes have a normal, physical resting position in the bony orbits in which they sit. Bulging can be a problem but is not an indication of a need for eyeglasses. The need for glasses called refractive power is a totally separate issue. In extreme myopia only, the eyes can bulge forward a little. ...Read more

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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

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Why does grave's disease give you 'bulging eyes'?

Why does grave's disease give you 'bulging eyes'?

Graves Orbitopathy: Some cells in your eye socket share antigens (portions of proteins that immune cells recognize) with thyroid cells. So when your immune system attacks your thyroid, there is cross reaction with tissue in the eye socket, which causes proptosis (bulging eyes), double vision, dryness, swelling, and eyelid retraction, and uncommonly vision loss. This is from inflammation, and scarring in the orbit. ...Read more

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What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Went to ophthalmologist about bulging eyes, he did every test & said my eyes looked great, but he didn't say why my eyes bulge. Who do I go to now?

Went to ophthalmologist about bulging eyes, he did every test & said my eyes looked great, but he didn't say why my eyes bulge. Who do I go to now?

Follow-up needed...: You should see a Primary Care physician so they can order some lab work, as this can be a thyroid gland issue. ...Read more

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Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

Thyroid disease is: Biggest cause of bulging eyes, not eye pressure. Intraocular eye pressure can be very high & it won't cause the eyes to bulge. It will cause the eyes to feel hard as stones. Buldging eyes is when the orbital fat is pushing the eyes from the sockets & can in itself cause higher eye pressure on the optic nerve, which is why patients with Hashimoto's or Grave's disease needs to have their eyes checked. ...Read more

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Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully? Can it shrink completely? I am still 19y/o.What shld I do?

Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully? Can it shrink completely? I am still 19y/o.What shld I do?

Graves eye disease: The eye disease of graves disease runs a different course from the thyroid disease. Some of the "bulging" may be from lid retraction, which is less serious, or it could be more serious eye disease, which could require surgery or steroid treatment. You need to see an endocrinologist first for a complete evaluation and get treatment of the thyroid, and then possible referral to another doctor. ...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 conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

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 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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Can you tell me if there are conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

Yes: There are many causes. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation. Some of the causes are life-threatening. ...Read more

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Why do I feel headache and bulging eyes are a brain tumor?

Why do I feel headache and bulging eyes are a brain tumor?

Fears of tumours: You need to know all the different causes of headaches---then if you feel there is pressure in the head still could be a variety of causes other than tumours--research bulging eyes, there plenty causes--
we are programmed to think about our previous memory, mostly false beliefs, other people have told us this is their diagnosis---
need hx ands exam and imaging to shake you false beliefs. ...Read more

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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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Is the pred forte eye drops helps to cure bulging eyes?? . The hyperthyroidsm is in control. What is the best treatment for bulging eyes?? Thanks.

Is the pred forte eye drops helps to cure bulging eyes?? . The hyperthyroidsm is in control. What is the best treatment for bulging eyes?? Thanks.

See eye doctor: Hi. Graves' eye disease comes in a wide range of severity from mild to vision-threatening. Please see an ophthalmologist experienced in treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy. Treatments can include eye moisturizing, prednisone (systemic, not eye drops), surgeries, and radiation. You should see an experienced ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma suspect take medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak? Taking for chronic sinusitis and eat bulging. Eyes feel painful.

Can glaucoma suspect take medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak? Taking for chronic sinusitis and eat bulging. Eyes feel painful.

See your ophthalmologist: ASAP or go to ER if you're a glaucoma suspect and have any eye problem, you can hold the medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for now till evaluated, good luck ...Read more

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Hi doc. Do I need to see an opthalmologist for. My bulging eyes? I was diagnoses with graves disease and taking methimaxole for almost one mobth alread

Hi doc. Do I need to see an opthalmologist for. My bulging eyes? I was diagnoses with graves disease and taking methimaxole for almost one mobth alread

Yes: You need a thorough ophthalmologic examination to establish your baseline as well as to treat anything that is apparent from your examination findings. Furthermore, graves' disease management is a multidisciplinary approach involving usually an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist ;#40;strabismologist, oculoplastic, general;#41;, and occasionally a radiation oncologist. And yes, stop smoking! ...Read more

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27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis without nodules? Thank you

27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis without nodules? Thank you

Yes: Opthalmopathy (bulging eyes) occurs in about 50% of patients with Grave's Disease. You can have hyperthyroidism without nodules. If you suspect that you have hyperthyroidism, please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Have graves disease&bulging eyes. Is there minor surgery I can have to reduce staring appearance&under eye bags? Orbital decompression seems drastic?

Graves: The eyelids can be adjusted to reduce the cosmetic effect of thyroid eye disease. Depending on the severity, you may be able to avoid orbital decompression. ...Read more

Dr. Kyle Rhodes
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Bulging Eyes (Definition)

Bulging eyes = Exophthalmos which is ...Read more