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BULGING EYE DUE TO HYPOOTHROIDISM?
MY LEFT EYE SEEMS TO BE BULGING, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT 8-9 MONTHS NOW, I DO HAVE HYPOTHYROIDISM AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH IT ROUGHLY 8.5 YEARS AGO.  I AM ON SYNTHROID 1.12 MG AT THIS TIME (WAS INCREASED LAST TIME I GOT A BLOOD TEST).  MY QUESTION: COULD THIS BE A START OF GRAVES DISEASE?  TO NOTE: I HAD LASIK SURGERY IN MARCH 2005, SO MIGHT THAT BE PART OF THE PROBLEM?
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200220 tn?1361955154
I can't give you a medical answer but I have both of my eye will pop out at time.  The are also dry.  When my thyroid was out of control they buldged all the time.  Now it is only occasionally.  My thryoid is now in the normal range.  I have hashimoto and graves disease.  If you thyroid is out of wack as it gets to normal it will get better.  There is a thyroid eye disease and an othomologist can tell you if you have that.  I don't have it.  I'm sure others on this list will know more than me.  This is the place to get some answers and compassion.  linda
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219241 tn?1413541365
My sisters eyes bulged for many years till I told her to get her thyroid checked. It is often a sign of Graves Disease and sure enough she had it. In only one eye though makes me wonder if it is something else. It could be part of the thryoid condition, but I have never heard of it in only one eye. Are you able to blink it at the same time as the other eye? If not it may well be a nerve damage some place near the oribtal area. It may also be the start of another disease. I would go get yourself checked by a doctor, as some diseases can be quite serious without immediate treatment...and if it is Graves then you are on your way to recovery soon.
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519736 tn?1253990426
I have the same thing going on with my right eye. My Endo said this can occur with hypo or hyper. I had a dosage increase in July 08' from 88 lvo to 125 levo. I saw the same Dr. again in Sept..mine is rather slight for now, but he noticed it, and my eyes will feel dry and irritated. I have Hashimoto's..nothing was mentioned about Graves in connection with my eye. I haven't been told what my new blood tests say yet. I'm kinda wondering if the eye thing may be result of over medicating. But , to answer you, all I know is the Endo said this could also happen when Hypo
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640719 tn?1277143630
I would definitely see my Ophthalmologist to make sure something isn't going on in the eye first! ; ) There are eye conditions that can cause this also (been there) and because it's only in one eye I personally would start with a Ophthalmologist  then go from there! Just my 2 cents take it or leave it! Juli
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Just got back from the 24 hr t3 uptake test.  My eyes started blurring then, and now  my right eye hurts, although the blurryness has now gone away.  Waiting for the Dr. to call me back. They just called back and said that it had nothing to do with the t3 test. duh. could t3 test have caused the enlarged thyroid to speed up the problems?
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