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.
It is not uncommon. Must see ophthamologist to discuss possible need for therapy-discuss alternate therapeutic possibilities.

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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...

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...

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...
Eyelid surgery. There are different eyelid surgeries to address some of your concerns. You should go see an oculofacial plastic surgeon so they can evaluate and recommend different options. Read more...

2 plastic surgeons say can't do eyelid surgery 4 my bulging eyes&undereye bags of graves disease but dr on this site say it's possible. Can it be done?

Yes, but its not. The surgery can be done, but its not what you think. First you should have your condition controlled, then address the issue. In most cases, the patients need fat placed around the eyes to make them appear more normal and deep set. In experienced hands the results can be excellent and premanent. Good luck from nyc. Read more...
Yes, it can be done. You need to see an oculoplastic surgeon. We deal exclusively with the eyelids and eye sockets and we are ophthalmologists. We typically follow patients with graves eye disease. There are several surgical options for graves patients, including orbital decompression, eye muscle surgery and eyelid surgeries for both eyelid retraction and bagginess. Go to asoprs.Org to find a surgeon in your area. Read more...
Yes. There are ophthalmologists who subspecialize in dealing with thyroid eye disease. No all members belong to accessory organizations. Many practice at university centers but many also practice in other private practice settings. Check with your state medical society or county medical society for potential doctors. Read more...
Graves' Orbitopathy. Eyelid surgery for graves' orbitopathy requires special attn as there is higher risk for dryness, eyelid malposition and other complications. If there significant proptosis (bulging eyes), or double vision, they are handled first surgically with orbital decompression then eye muscle surgery. Most oculoplastic surgeons take care of patients with graves' orbitopathy. You can find one at asoprs.Org. Read more...
Surgery for Graves. Not everybody that can do eyelid surgery is sufficiently trained to deal with complicated graves patients. You need to see am occuloplastic specialist. Read more...

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...
Yes, but with risks. This depends on the severity of the graves disease. If there is severe enlargement of the muscles and soft tissues, and multiple walls of the orbit need to decompressed, then there wold be increased risk. If only some orbital fat need to be removed, there would be less risk. Speak to an ophthalmologist trained in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery for more information. Read more...
Generally yes. Be sure to have a consult with the prospective surgeon, and also discuss it with the doctor treating your thyroid condition. Orbital decompression is usually quite safe, but you should be made aware of the potential risks associated with the surgery. Read more...
YES, it is safe. It is safe, if done correctly by an experience and properly trained surgeon. Consult an oculoplastic surgeon trained in asoprs fellowship. Mehryar (ray) taban, md www.Tabanmd.Com. Read more...
Should be. When performed by surgeons experienced and comfortable with the procedure it should be quite safe. All procedures have potential complications, however, these are minimized in the hands of surgeons who have a vast experience. You want to know how often they do the procedure and ask to talk with patients of theirs who have had it done. Read more...
Yes. The benefits definitely outweigh the risks. An orbital surgeon (ENT or Orbital reconstructive surgeon) is highly trained to perform such surgeries to help preserve the visual function of your eyes. Remember that when this type of procedure is recommended, it is because there is significant concern that your eyes are becoming compromised. Good luck. . Read more...

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...