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Does graves disease cause glaucoma?

What are the bad effects of graves disease? Is it possible to lead to glaucoma?
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  • Sara scott


    Yes, the graves disease will be possible for you to lead to glaucoma. Eye graves disease mostly affects eyes, CT of extraocular muscle hypertrophy of the optic nerve enlargement and exophthalmos. The graves disease is also known as eye type thyroid eye disease. The graves disease incidence in eye disease is in the first place. The incidence of the disease is most common in middle-aged women. The men and women ratio is 1:3. The main pathological changes of extraocular muscle hypertrophy and orbital fat content increased slowly, having a history of thyroid disease clinical manifestations of the thyroid function hyperfunction which can be normal or low. The bilateral painless exophthalmos eyelid shrinks ophthalmoplegia. Optic nerve dysfunction includes decreased visual acuity diplopia pupillary reflex and vision abnormalities. The graves diseases will cause your eyes high pressure which is the main cause for the glaucoma. You should pay great attention to it. You need to be in good state every day which will be so important for the health of the eyes. You should have the good rest for the eyes.
  • walkintothewall


    It can roughly be divided into two types. For a class of non infiltrative ophthalmopathy, it mainly caused by sympathetic stimulation extraocular muscles and muscle of upper eyelid. Another kind is infiltrative ophthalmopathy, showed an orbital and retrobulbar tissue volume increase, lymphocytic infiltration, edema and exophthalmos. And in Graves patients, the prevalence of open-angle glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma and ocular hypertension were higher than in the general population prevalence rate, should cause people attention, close follow-up observation, so as to prevent damage to the optic nerve.