Grave eye disease (Exophthalmos)

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From last one year I have grave disease (hyperthyroidism).

My both eyes are bulging and swelling. Also I have diplopia and light senesitivity .plz help me by telling home remedies or natural treatment for bulging eyes. I am very disappointed and stressed...Regards

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     I think that you need to tackle this head on.

    I personally would advise that you see an ophthalmologist or your GP asap to get this checked out.

    It is not really something that can be dealt with at home until you have a diagnosis.

    Hope this helps.

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    The only 'home remedy' I can recommend is eating brasil nuts. They contain the mineral selenium that has been benefitial for patients with Graves eye disease.

    If your eye are dry you could use artificial tears drops.  

    In most cases, Grave eye disease is self limiting. It starts with an inflammatory phase due to antibodies attacking the tissue at the back of the eyes. In most patients the inflammation reduces after a year or so. In very severe cases your ophtalmologist might recommend decompression surgery. 

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    You need to get your family doctor to refer you to an eye specialist who deals with Graves eye disease.  They may need to give you steroid medication or do special surgery.  However, two natural things you can take that help eye disease are cotton pads soaked in Witch Hazel placed over closed eyelids and taking Selenium 200 mg a day or eat 2 brazil nuts a day.

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      Thanks linda for your answer.   

      Regularly i visit to Endocrinologist and eye  doctor .

      now my Tsh and Free T4 is in normal range and i use neomarcazole 5 mg on alternate day. 

      i used steroid and selenium for two month but not received good result from them.

      i also use  geen tea bags for bulging eyes but all in vain.

      now someone told me to use honey in  bulging eye. but i did not try this yet...

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      i have visited to eye specialist doctor but he told me that you have to wait for it. it will take longer time to come eye in normal postion ..doctor told me that use natural eyes tear and use glasses.
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      Sometimes one can have a reaction to even the hypoallergenic drops. If they make your eyes feel worse the usual advice is to stop them .However you are advised to discuss this wwith the dr concerned or with your pharmacist or look up the manufacturers instructions and the contraindicatios on the Patient Information Leaflet. Ina ny event I would let your dr know Maybe they can suggest an alternativve, I would use plain tepid water to ssoak tissues in then place them over each closed eye at a time. I would steer  away from using anything else on your eyes at the moment anyway and see if they improve.. HOWEVER PLEASE KEEP YOUR DR informed but use caution as your eyes are recious. The least irritant you place in or near them the better. Even fumes from fires, chemicals etc can cause them to become sore and irritated. Don't shampoo your hair for about a week either as this may aggravate the signs and symptoms. It is worth a try and sometimes he best phlx  but first tell your eye dri.Sometimes when in doubt LEAVE OUT.
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    You can use the steam from boiling water also if you have issues w eye dryness.as it can lead them to get painful corneal abrasions if too dry.

    i would stay away from ...honey! Witch hazel pads can be a good in between help.but they will not treat your bulgung eyes priblem, for which you want want to consider ,if really bad, decompression surgery. 

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      Well, that goes without saying. First thing to do IF they are knowledgeable about the disease. Not many are, to be honest.  The steam is not necessarily something they woudl know about, but it definitely helps a lot when you have dry Eyes. even 5 mins over the steam from the kettle will be enough 
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      I have been through this. It is very distressing. It improved in my case. Here is what I did.

      ​I saw an ophthalmologist who diagnosed dry eyes and concretions. He removed the concretions under a slit lamp. Then prescribd lacrilube, I could not tolerate this and went through several different types of artificial tear drops. All were problematic causing stinging.

      I then hit on the udea of wrung out tissues soaked in tepid water placing each pad of tissues over closed eyelids.

      This treatment worked wonders giving me instant pain relief as well as lubricating my eyes.

      I avoided dry atmospheres ,chemicals, shampoos, hair conditioner, deodrants, talcum powder, sprays, aerosols of all descriptions.

      ​I used unperfumed dishwasher, laundry tablets rather than use loose powder.

      ​I apologise for the length of this posting. Hope it helps to speed your recovery.

      I did not have exomthalamos but I am sure the measures I have written about will go some way towards alleviating these nasty signs and symptoms.

       

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      Thank you for your lengthy comment, i so wish I had had this 10 years ago when my dry eyes ( which NO opthalmologist diagnosed then, saw a good dozen due to very exterme sensitivity t light - and had no thyroid issues at the time) were bothering me to the point I d rather  stay int he dark in a room with spotlights ! i have instinctively kept away from aerosols, sprays chemicals and whatnot. Find dust triggers issues too. And of ocurse with Graves now, it s caused exophtalmos and on occasion corneal abrasions that can be very painful.

      am sure the same principle you use, the soaked pads on closed eyes,,is what helps me when doing nebulizations w steam.

       

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      I have heard about those. Did you get  corneal abrasions too ?  Is it a painful procedure? 
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