Hello, i specifically created this account to post a question that has been worrying me for sometime, now my eyes haven't suddenly changed or shown any different form recently, but i have been observing other peoples eyes and mine seem to be, well 'sticking out' more and showing more skin on the eye lids, i have an attached photo below
(both of my eyes are like this) I did some research about 'proptosis' and thyroid diseases so i'm a little bit worried what should i do?
Im 17, Male
8+ hours sleep a night
Roughly 5 hours a day looking at some type of screen (computer,phone etc)
No previous family eye diseases
There are other causes of proptosis besides thyroid eye disease, although this is one of the most common. I would see an ophthalmologist for a complete exam. The amount of eye protrusion can be measured and, depending on the findings, the ophthalmologist may order other tests such as blood work and/or an MRI of the orbits; the latter will show if there are enlarged muscles or tissue swelling behind the eyes causing the problem.
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