Thyroid-Related Eye Problems
People living with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, may experience eye problems related to their thyroid condition. The overproduction of certain hormones in hyperthyroidism causes swelling and inflammation of the structures of the eye, and the most common thyroid-related eye problems are bulging eyes, decreased blinking, eyelids that are wide open, dissimilar eye movement, and fixated expression similar to staring.
Am I a Candidate for Thyroid-Related Eye Problems Treatment?
Many people live with undiagnosed thyroid conditions, so you may not even realize that your eye problems are related to your thyroid. If you have pressure around your eyes, irritation, and excessive tearing, call our office to schedule a FREE private consultation with Dr. Hormozi. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms of thyroid-related eye problems, Dr. Hormozi is able to examine your eyes for conditions that may be in the early stages and undetectable to you.
What Is the Treatment for Thyroid-Related Eye Problems?
Many patients benefit from at-home treatments and small changes to their lifestyles. Dr. Hormozi may recommend lubricating medications for your eyes and eye shields. If you have inflammation, Dr. Hormozi may recommend anti-inflammatory treatments, or for more severe cases, surgical treatment of the orbit, eyelids, or eye muscles. Often a simple eyelid surgery under local anesthesia can resolve the eyelid problem.
What Is the Recovery After Treatment?
Recovery depends on the type of treatment you receive for your thyroid-related eye problems. In general, you should follow the instructions provided by Dr. Hormozi. If you experience any symptoms during or after treatment, contact our office to schedule a follow-up appointment.
How Much Does Thyroid-Related Eye Problems Treatment Cost?
Treatment costs for thyroid-related eye problems vary by patient, depending on the types of treatments that are recommended by Dr. Hormozi. Your insurance company may cover the costs of treatment for your thyroid-related eye problems. For cosmetic cases we offer FREE private consultations.