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.
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?
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