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  • Anonymous
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    You should be seeing a good Ophthalmologist often to keep track of the progress of your eyes. All your troubles sound familiar, ii I go outside without sunglasses I’m in big trouble. I’ll see pink for quite a while afterward.

    Most of the time, the Graves’ attacking the eyes will subside after 18 months to 3 yrs. I had a quite severe case and after just over 18 months, they stopped getting worse and I started getting my sight back.

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Deanna,Read the posts from the last 30 days for a lot of information. My eyes are really sensitive to light, are bugging out and I have double vision. Are you going to an endocrinologist?? You don’t say you are but I assume you are. I’m new to all this eye stuff too- only within the last 6 months. KarenG

    Anonymous
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    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone else has had prescription glasses because of the
    Graves. I originally went to the eye Dr. because I had one drooping eye lid
    and spots in that would hinder my eye sight plus they were blood shot all the
    time and double vision. He asked me then if I had hyperthyroidism I didn’t know
    what that was and said no. I had to get glasses he said I had a stigmatism
    and night blindness so I get my glasses about 4 to 6 months later my eyes
    are bugging out.I go from looking like I was very drunk with the drooping eye
    to looking surprised or just crazy I usewd to say you could rent me out to surprise
    parties I already look surprised. Thats when the ran all the tests and diagnosed
    me with hyperthyroidism and graves . My eye Dr. checks my eyes every 6 mnths.
    or 12 mnths. he keeps telling me that the Graves could just run its course for
    15 yrs. then burn itself out and go away. My prescription for my glasses changes every
    time I go to the eye Dr. my right eye is worse than my left as far as sight and being buggy
    HAS ANY ONE ELSE HAD ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS WITH THERE EYE SIGHT ?
    also VERY SENSATIVE TO SUN LIGHT. Ialso work on a computer any where from 8to 12
    hrs a day doing animation do computers affect this disease?
    Thanks
    Deanna in Wishon

    Anonymous
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    Hi everyone,
    Thank you for answering my question Bruce and KarenG I am seeing an
    Opthamologist and my regular family Dr. I didn’t know I should see an
    Endocrinologist . What do they do for you and why should I see one ?
    I have just been doing what ever my family Doctor has been telling me.
    Am I not doing everything I should be doing for my self?
    I just wanted to say that I am thinking good thoughts for all and am so glad
    to be able to talk to you through this BB.
    Deanna in Wishon

    Anonymous
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    Deanna-

    An Endocrinologist is a specialist and they usually treat people with Graves’. Find out as much info as you can here and make your own judgement about your doctor. If you feel comfortable about the way your MD is treating you then fine. I go to a regular MD after seeing several endos and find I get treated better and he seems to be up to date more on my disease. Not only that he loves to spend time telling me about this disease and answering my questions.

    Bruce

    Anonymous
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    Hi, I’m new to the board, just got a computer and this BB is great!

    Can anyone answer an eye question. I have graves’ eye disease and my lab work shows high TSH receptor antibodies and i havent found any websites regarding this. All is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    BJ

    Anonymous
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    Hi,
    The normal gauge for the antibodies is 100. Ask your docto what is the normal value for the lab you use and where you fit into the picture. I just came from an endo appt. and was just re-tested out of curiosity. When my eyes were the worse my level was 3,000! I have not seen many websites on the specific antibodies for the eyes. Right now there is a lot of research on the specific antigens and the eye disease. I look forward to seeing the completion of these studies and hope for others so they can be helped.

    Dee
    NGDF, Asst. online facilitator

    Anonymous
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    Hi,
    The normal gauge for the antibodies is 100. Ask your docto what is the normal value for the lab you use and where you fit into the picture. I just came from an endo appt. and was just re-tested out of curiosity. When my eyes were the worse my level was 3,000! I have not seen many websites on the specific antibodies for the eyes. Right now there is a lot of research on the specific antigens and the eye disease. I look forward to seeing the completion of these studies and hope for others so they can be helped.

    Dee
    NGDF, Asst. online facilitator

    Anonymous
    Post count: 93172

    Hi,
    The normal gauge for the antibodies is 100. Ask your docto what is the normal value for the lab you use and where you fit into the picture. I just came from an endo appt. and was just re-tested out of curiosity. When my eyes were the worse my level was 3,000! I have not seen many websites on the specific antibodies for the eyes. Right now there is a lot of research on the specific antigens and the eye disease. I look forward to seeing the completion of these studies and hope for others so they can be helped.

    Dee
    NGDF, Asst. online facilitator

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