Retina Surgery, Silicone Oil and Thyroid Uptake Scan
I now have silicone oil in one eye following a vitrectomy five weeks ago for a detached retina.
My thyroid doc has recommended a thyroid uptake scan for which I would be swallowing 4 capsules of a radioactive substance and he says this will not have a negative effect on my ill eye/retina/silicone.
My retina surgeon does not answer questions from patients and my primary care doc is on vacation.
Is my thyroid doc probably correct i.e., is it generally accepted fact or opinion that the radioactive substance would not interact negatively with my ill eye/retina/silicone?
I agree and am in the process of finding a new retina surgeon who does more than walk his doctors-in-training past me as he focuses on them, his priority.
Meanwhile, I would love your take on my original question about the safety of my having a thyroid uptake scan (requiring the swallowing of 4 capsules of radioactive substance) at a time that my retina is healing and I have silicone oil in my eye to hold the retina in place.
Thank you very much,
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