July 10, 2019 at 11:53 am
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I had a thyroidectomy six months after my Graves diagnosis six years ago. Best decision I ever made. The eye disease, which began within two weeks of starting methimazole, burned out pretty rapidly after thyroid removal, which several studies have found to be the case. The surgery was really easy, outpatient on a Friday, out to lunch with friends on Monday. It was done by an ENT surgeon who did many thyroidectomies. I saw a neuroophthalmologist at first but the majority of my extensive eye care was with an oculoplastic surgeon , so my best advice would be to find a good oculoplastic surgeon and see him. Hopefully you will avoid the eye involvement.