The surgery for orbital decompression involves removing the bone between the eye orbit and the sinuses is removed. For more information go to: http://WWW.mayo.edu/Mayo_Ophtho/Graves_info.html
Has your disease been in remission for a while? They say the eye disease burns out after a while. Mine hasn’t. But now I am sick again after my first radioactive iodine treatment and they won’t touch my eyes until I am in remission again for at least 6 months. The procedure I am interested in is the x-ray aimed behind the eyes to reduce the swelling. Barbara Bush has had this and she looks a lot better. If you find out anything else, please let me know. Good luck and I hope the url helps some.
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