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      Hello! This is my first time writing on a message board, however I
      have been reading all of the messages posted by various people, So
      here goes my story. I am really taking the plunge….
      I was diagnosed with Graves in September, 1995 by my primary care
      physician. I was put on Tapazole until April 1996. While on
      Tapazole my blood levels fluctuated and my eyes kept getting worse.
      I was referred to an ophthalmologist in late 1995 and they treated me for
      “dry eyes” and gave me goop and artificial tears. This did not
      help. In May, the ophthalmologist recommended a treatment of
      prednisone (steroid), which helped the swelling and vison for a short while.
      To condense this, I finally saw an endocrinologist in May, 1996.
      Had the RAI (10 mil.) Had another session of prednisone recently which
      is not helping. My main problem is my eyes!! I am having trouble focusing,
      light sensitivity, swelling, etc. My focus problem is like the after
      affects of a flash bulb in my eyes. There is a constant bright spot
      in my vision, and it is always there. I am unable to
      drive, and am having difficulty seeing at my clerical job due to this eye
      problem. I would like to get opinions from anyone regarding radiation
      therapy to the eye…. My ophthalmologist
      will discuss this procedure at my next visiit on 9/23. All responses
      are most welcome. Thank you for being here for me. It’s nice to know
      that I’m not alone…..Carmen.

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