Puffy eyelids TED

Help! I'm a singer and have puffy eyelids since March with TED. My graves is controlled and bloods good. But eyes are causing me problems with dryness and watering. Any help for puffy lids ? Anything to help reduce them ? Tried cold compress and selenium, desperate as I look so awful and need to perform on concert stage but to wear make up looks like I have been punched in the face!

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  • Does the puffiness ever go down? Mine doesn't and I was told by my Ophthalmologist that the skin was stretched and wouldn't go back as normal without surgery.

    Watering means they overly dry, step up the eye drops, but if using more than four times a day you need one that is preservative free (even the NHS agree on that one!)

  • Hi Silver Fairy! Thanks for this. No puffiness has not gone down since March. Not getting any worse but worrying. I use hycosan drops which are great. Oh god. Hope skin stretched is not permanent. My consultant doesn't seem fussed about it and just smiled and said 'yes I can see you have changed facially, but we won't treat aggressively unless vision impaired' how's your vision ? Blurred ? Double ? What's your plan ? Thanks for replying! X

  • Are you under an Ophthalmologist? You should be monitored by one if you have TED.

    My Endo didnt mention anything and it was only when I asked the Ophthalmologist that she said that corrective surgery could be done as not classed as cosmetic.

  • Yes I am under an Opthalmogist - I have asked him twice and he said that there's nothing he can do about puffiness. Is your corrective surgery on NHS ?

    The Endo said same thing to Opthalmogist. Strange. Perhaps I should push further ...?

  • I have been discharged and didn't pursue it (although would like to) and the corrective surgery would have been on the NHS