Can a Thyroid Problem Affect your Eyes? - Trillium Eyecare

Can a Thyroid Problem Affect your Eyes?

July 30th, 2018

Yes. Hyperthyroidism causes changes in the tissue surrounding the eyes, specifically the muscles and connective tissue. This can result in eyes having a ‘bulging’ appearance, feeling dry and/or scratchy, tearing excessively, swelling of the upper lids, or bags under the eyes. One may also have difficulty moving eyes around, and there may be resulting double vision.

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