Graves’ disease eye issues

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still having problems with excessive tearing in the eyes in the morning especially wondering if anyone has gone to this… Also seem to have a bit of blurred vision… Any answers solutions?

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    Graves Opthalmopathy develops in people with an over active thyroid,caused by Graves

    disease. Eye problems by the swelling of the tissues, muscles and fat in the socket behindthe eye.. This is common with Graves. The eyelids membrane may retract and such leading to infect the cornea. The best thing you can do is to see your Endocrinologist to have this remidied

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    if you were diagnosed with graves disease and now experiencing eye issues such as dryness and pain in the eyes, it sounds like you may have thyroid eye disease. I also suffer from TED and my eyes hurt and it felt dry all the time. My ophthalmologist recommended using night ointment Genteal. I did that for 6 months but then switched to using an eye mask, which I preferred over the ointment. It forces my eyes to close completely and they stay closed all night and when I wake up I don’t feel any pain or hot liquid coming out of them. I’d recommend you to find a good ophthalmologist and use eye drops regularly and try either ointment or mask. Hope that helps!

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    Before I found out I had Graves and Hyperthyroidism my eyes were tearing and I also had strange vision problems too. I even went to the doctor to get new eyeglasses before I learned from my PCP that it was Hyperthyroid/Graves Disease. There is hope! My thyroid was the culprit for the 2 dozen ailments I was having and how poorly I was feeling physically and emotionally! I was immediately put on 5 mg of Methimazole a day. Went to the Endocrinologist and he raised me to 10Mg a day (5mg 2xs a day) I also went on Beta Blockers. Eventually my vision got better. However, I did go the other way to Hypothyroidism, which I am now. I am down to 5mg of Methimazole 5 days a week skipping Wednesdays and Sundays and off the Beta Blockers. Going for my next blood test next week. Most of my other symptoms also improved but not before I felt a wave of new ailments due to my rapid change from Hyper to Hypo. Today, I am not 100% but feel a whole lot better. My biggest complaint is a cough with mucus in my throat (constantly needing to clear it and mostly at the end of the day) which I heard from others is probably related to my thyroid. Its a roller coaster for sure, but hang in there and hopefully as your levels improve so will your vision problems.

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