Hi all so now that I’m in the hyper/graves category I’m trying to just learn as much as I can. I was doing all the research before on hashimotos but now that’s I’ve gone to the other side I need more info on graves...specifically the eye issues.
So my questions are as follows:
- is the eye problems only with people with graves antibodies or graves symptoms...I know people might say that it’s not graves without the antibodies but I have been told now by two endos that going by my labs and my uptake scan it definitely is graves, they say my specific case is rare and they haven’t seen it much...antibodies are in the process of being tested but anyhow is the eye problems caused by the antibodies or the high t3&4 is my question.
- is there anything you can do before the physical symptoms of the eye disease show, I.e I’ve been hyper now for months before being put on meds so does this put me at higher risk of having eye problems and if so once I start the meds will that decrease the chances of them being affected?
- if I go to an opthalmologist now with no signs of eyes being affected yet will they be able to tell if it’s starting?
Sorry for all the questions I’m just worried about this after reading some other people’s cases and up til now I haven’t had much of this topic covered by my endo he just took a quick look at my eyes and didn’t give any more input.