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  • Anonymous
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    J.R. Jones and Sheila: I found a website associated with the Mayo clinic ophthamology department that talks about Graves eye problems. It’s address:
    http://www.mayo.edu/Mayo_Ophtho/Graves_info.html

    My mom had Graves, too, with fairly severe eye impact. The puffiness, etc. went away after a while. The protrusion is still with her, but for the most part, her vision is OK now, too. Only occasional double vision, when she gets very tired.

    Anonymous
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    Sheila Jeckell:

    You and I are in the same spot. I too would like to know about the future.
    Do the eye problems stop here? Can they get better or worse-that is what
    happens usually for those of us with Graves at this stage. I was hoping earlier
    for some info about the puffy lids too. Anyone with info out there for us?

    Anonymous
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    Sheila,

    I got the same kinda help (?) from my opthalmologist. I have the puffy
    itchy eyes and decided to at least get a base line evaluation. Jake’s
    recommendation got me going.

    To make a long story short, he said to use artificial tears every 3-4
    hours — that’s it — end of story. He did add that there is a plastic
    reconstructive surgeon in their group and if I want I can visit with him.
    Gee, Doc, thanks for the million dollar advice. Here’s my money.

    I guess I expected more and got a lot less. I have found more advice on
    this bulletin board than I have gotten from either my endocrinologist or
    my opthalmologist. What do you suppose is going on? Go figure :(

    Rosemary

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