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Can my thyroid affect my eyes?

I just suffer thyroid. Does it cause any bad influence to my eyes?
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  • Brooke


    Yes, thyriod will cause some bad influences to eyes.The commonest problem is dry eyes. Because the lacrimal gland which produces the tears in our eyes will be affected if one get thyroid, fewer tears are produced and the eyes may feel dry and gritty. What's more, some soft tissues around the eye will be inflamed, so the tissues of the orbit become red and swollen,the eyelids will look puffy and red. Besides these, the following problem may also occur. Those are lid retraction, exophthalmos(Lid retraction and exophthalmos make the dry eye symptoms worse), diplopia and so on.
  • evelyn


    Well, as a matter of fact, yes, it would exert some negative influence on your eyes. Because thyroid is one of the most complicated disorders we face in our daily life. So, it would lead to a series of consequences, one of them is swollen eyes, or prominent eyes which are not good sign of health. If it is not properly taken care of, you may suffer worse symptoms, so you need to treat the problem.
  • Charley


    Yes, it could cause that. The thyroid is an important endocrine gland in people’s body, which takes responsibility of helping body function properly. The main function is controlling level of metabolism. And it produces calcitonin to add calcium to your bones. Problems of the thyroid could be serious and have lasting effects on people’s well being. Graves Disease is a common thyroid problem that causes hyperthyroidism. It can affect your eyes and skin, often presenting double vision, sore tissues around the eyes, tearing continuously, and redness or swelling of the skin.