4 doctors weighed in:

Any relief for inflammation from graves eye disease and pretibial myxedema, ? Can't wear shoes, feet swell. Eyes never comfortable.

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Dons
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eye & skin in GD

Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking.
Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma.

In brief: Eye & skin in GD

Orbitopathy (go) of graves' disease is made worse by smoking.
Quitting smoking may help. 'cure' of gd with radioiodine may help reduce the 'stare' of go. Steroids are rarely helpful except in extreme cases. Eye surgery by experienced expert is best. Or just use eye dropsand lld taping if milder case. Pretibial myxedema is disfiguring but treatment of any sort helps very little-prevent trauma.
Dr. Robert Dons
Dr. Robert Dons
Thank
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multi-specialty help

Grave's disease is an over-production of thyroid hormone that affects multiple parts of the body.
And endocrinologist should be consulted to control the thyroid hormones. Other specialists, such as orbital surgeons (ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, ents, oral-maxillo-facial surgeons) may need to be consulted for the eye problems if they do not resolve on medical therapy. Do not delay!

In brief: Multi-specialty help

Grave's disease is an over-production of thyroid hormone that affects multiple parts of the body.
And endocrinologist should be consulted to control the thyroid hormones. Other specialists, such as orbital surgeons (ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, ents, oral-maxillo-facial surgeons) may need to be consulted for the eye problems if they do not resolve on medical therapy. Do not delay!
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors