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After taking medications, will my eye swelling and my proptosis at least go down?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Maybe
Part of what makes the eyes appear abnormal is that the eyelids are pulled back; this gets better with treatment.
Inflammation around the eyes will also generally decrease once the thyroid levels are normal, but if there is a lot of soft tissue buildup behind the eyes, they may continue to bulge out. Surgery can be done, especially if the bulging is causing double vision.

In brief: Maybe
Part of what makes the eyes appear abnormal is that the eyelids are pulled back; this gets better with treatment.
Inflammation around the eyes will also generally decrease once the thyroid levels are normal, but if there is a lot of soft tissue buildup behind the eyes, they may continue to bulge out. Surgery can be done, especially if the bulging is causing double vision.
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