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Orbital Decompression Surgery

I had an orbital decompression surgery performed by a very proficient ophthalmologist in CA about four weeks ago.  The surgery is to protect my optic nerve from being impaired.  Since surgery, I feel great pressure in my eyes, very congested, as if someone is squeezing my eyeballs all the time.  I had double vision for about two weeks after the surgery but now is gone.  My vision is still blurry though.  My TSI level is still very high but it came down from a 5.7 to 4.5.  I don't know whether this kind of discomfort is post surgery or is from the inflammation and whether other patients who had the same surgery have the same symtoms (symptoms) for such a long period of time.
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You need to talk with your surgeon about these symptoms.  Some patients may have these troubles for a while, but it is important to see your surgeon for re-evaluation to see if this is post-op expected change or new inflammation.  

Did you mean TSI or TSH?  The TSH should be kept around 1.0 -- a high TSH is associated with more orbital swelling.
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I have another CT scan of my orbit recently and no inflammatory changes or fluid collections are identified.  My TSI level is still high.  I still feel a lot of pressure as if there are tons of weight pressing against my eyes all the time.
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