Does having graves disease mean my eyes'll pop out?

No. Thyroid eye disease can make the eyes bulge forward due to inflammation of the eye muscles, but treatment usually makes them recede. If not, surgical decompression can be performed.

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I think I have graves disease, will my eyes pop out?

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...

Can graves disease always affect the eyes, and can it be cured?

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...

Need on advice on how I can hide the puffy bags under my eyes when I have graves disease?

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...

Any reason why my eyes are bulging but I do not have graves' disease?

Need to see eye dr. You need to have your eyes measured, to make sure they are actually protruding, beyond normal or if it's just your bone structure. Anything that can increase what appears to be protrusion can also be tumors, masses, inflammation in the eye, or involving the optic nerve, chiasm, vein or muscles. That requires imaging, and further workup. Also your thyroid antibody panels need to be repeated. Read more...
Bulging eyes. I don't have a ready explanation but you MUST see an Ophthalmologist! Read more...

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...

If I have graves disease will my eyes bulge? Will meds prevent bulging?

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...