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Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu (propylthiouracil) right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?
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Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Ophthalmology
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In brief: First recheck TSH
Protruding eyes due to hyperthyroidism is mostly due to certain blood cells building up in the eye socket tissues.
This is a response to thyroid stimulating hormone produced by the pituitary gland (not the thyroid gland). It can cause increasing pressure on the eyeball and the optic nerve and loss of vision. If this does occur, the eye socket can be decompressed surgically or treated by radiation.

In brief: First recheck TSH
Protruding eyes due to hyperthyroidism is mostly due to certain blood cells building up in the eye socket tissues.
This is a response to thyroid stimulating hormone produced by the pituitary gland (not the thyroid gland). It can cause increasing pressure on the eyeball and the optic nerve and loss of vision. If this does occur, the eye socket can be decompressed surgically or treated by radiation.
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
Dr. Daniel Wachtel
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
In brief: Multispecialty
Team approach is needed.
Endocrinology, eye surgeon who has experience operating on patients with graves disease. A primary care doctor. Possible general surgeon with experience on thyroid surgery. Smoking makes disease worse. http://www.atlasophthalmology.com/atlas/photo.jsf?node=7544&locale=en.

In brief: Multispecialty
Team approach is needed.
Endocrinology, eye surgeon who has experience operating on patients with graves disease. A primary care doctor. Possible general surgeon with experience on thyroid surgery. Smoking makes disease worse. http://www.atlasophthalmology.com/atlas/photo.jsf?node=7544&locale=en.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
In brief: Picture below
When untreated and severe hi, on the following website you can find information and annotated images on the diagnosis 'graves's ophthalmopathy, malignant endocrine exophthalmus': http://www.
Atlasophthalmology.Com/atlas/photo.Jsf?Node=7544&locale=en. Seek and continue treatment. Smoking makes disease worse.

In brief: Picture below
When untreated and severe hi, on the following website you can find information and annotated images on the diagnosis 'graves's ophthalmopathy, malignant endocrine exophthalmus': http://www.
Atlasophthalmology.Com/atlas/photo.Jsf?Node=7544&locale=en. Seek and continue treatment. Smoking makes disease worse.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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