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Hyperthyroidism with proptosis eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
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User :   i 'm having hyperthyroidism and my right eye has proptosis..t3 t4 tsh s normal frm past 2months.can this be reduced only with medication?
User :   i'm on neo-mercazol tab 5mg once /day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How long have you have the proptosis
User :   i dont have any other symptoms other than eye change.eye functions are normal.
User :   i noticed it in sept..treatment was started in nov
Doctor :   When did you notice the proptosis and is it increasing since then
User :   it has not increased after the thyroid levels have come normal...t3,t4 and tsh is normal frm jan..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my friends say its decreasing..
Doctor :   Medical care is directed at reversing the problem and minimizing eye complications
User :   if the levels are maintained normal will the eye return to normal..
Doctor :   appropriate check ups from the opthalmologist
Doctor :   are required now and then
User :   if surgery is long will it take for the surgery would to heal???
User :   surgery wound to heal
Doctor :   I have little knowledge about the surgery done on the proptosis
Doctor :   Measurement of exophthalmos, visual and color acuities, pupillary function, extraocular motilities, and visual fields should be obtained. In addition, any corneal breakdown should be aseesed
User :   to reduce lid retraction..
Doctor :   But i think the monitory things are more important before one proceeeds to surgery
User :   any exercise that u recommend or any eye protection?
Doctor :   an opthalmologist is a best person to answer the question when is it require to go for surgeruy
Doctor :   as usual the glasses
Doctor :   lubricants
Doctor :   less exposure to the sun
User :   ok
Doctor :   any minor changes reporting to the doctor
Doctor :   Getting the correct shceduled consultations for examination
Doctor :   with an opthalmologist
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   most important is presercation of vision and the function of the eye and the orbit
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