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      Well the question of the day is when wlll the puffy eyes go away. Answer of
      the day is!.. The puffyness seems to come on at the start of the eye involvement.
      It is when the eye muscles are being attacked and the bodies natural response
      is to increase blood flow to the area under attack. The muscles around the eye
      are beginning to swell and pushing out the eyes (proptosis). The fatty tissue
      behind the eye becomes compressed and fat and liquid begin to build up in the
      tissue around the eyes. It is at this point when most doctors begin to notice
      that you are probably beginning to show signs of GD. Once you get on meds and
      start to get stabelized the puffyness starts to go away. This is when you will
      notice that you can see the whites of the eyes above and/or below the iris.
      This is when the exposure problem normally comes into play in a big way. Use
      eye drops, lube at night and find a GOOD eye doctor who knows about Graves eye
      disease. Don’t be afraid to ask how many Graves patiants they see. Hope this helps
      and talk to you all latter.


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