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Old 02-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Does thyroid affect eyesight?

My eyes are becoming increasingly weaker. My contacts (a small prescription) hardly make any difference anymore, everything is much blurrier than before. Would thyroid issues have anything to do with that?
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:14 AM   #2
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Hi,
Being hypothyroid can certainly affect the eyes. My eyesight is better sometimes than others and there is eveidence to suggest that the acute angle glaucoma l had was caused by being hypothyroid. You need to get your eyes checked by an optician who is aware of these links.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Thanks SO much DB, I will definitely get them checked out.

Would it make a difference if I went to an opthomologist or an optrician? One of my friends suggested to my hubby w/ diabetes that he should see the opthomologist because he could perform surgeries if needed and had more medical expertise.
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Have you had your B12 tested? In the beginning of my hypo battle I was having eyesight issues (in addition to multiple other things!). I began taking sublingual b12 supplements as I was having issues with neuropathy and was told I was deficient in B12. The first night I take a dose of the B12 I swear my eyesight seemed so much better the next morning. I never would have beleived something like that had I not experienced it myself.

Worth looking into.

 
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Thanks, Gal, I am not taking any vit B supplements at all. Couldn't hurt, right?!

Did you get tested for b12 deficiency, and if so, was it your endo?
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Is it worse driving at night?

 
Old 02-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Yes, it is DEFINITELY much worse at night. I can't even read signs anymore, sometimes even with my contacts in! I read on another post that people have dry eyes, that seems to be part of my problem. My lenses get really uncomforable after a day and I am constantly blinking and shutting my eyes during the day to give my eyes a break. I haven't put on my contacts in about a week and my eyes feel much better but my vision hasn't improved.
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Definitely see an ophthalmologist and not just an optometrist.

 
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Yes, my vision changes quite a bit. This may have to do with my Graves antibodies.

 
Old 02-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

When I was in my hyper stage I couldn't wear my contacts for 3 months. My contacts would get dry and uncomfortable within minutes of putting them in, and I've worn contacts for over 20 years with no problem. I also find sometimes my vision gets a little blurry, especially in the evening. My eye doctor suggested omega 3 supplements.

 
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YES! I had laser-vision correction done 9 years ago. All was great 20/20.
THEN I developed a nodule and starting moving between hypo and hyper. UGH! I now have to wear glasses to see in dim lighting and driving at night is impossible without them. I have long felt that it was related to my thyroid problem. Things are improving with the other thyroid-related body issues, but my eyesight is not improving. Guessing it is not going to improve as I work to get my thyroid under control.

 
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Re: Does thyroid affect eyesight?

Wow, thanks for all the input! Haha, chalk up another symptom to thyroid! Does it ever end? I'm forced hyper now after TT for cancer, but had hypo symptoms before. The dryness seems to be a hyper issue. I will schedule an appt w/ an opthomologist soon and try Omega 3 supplements. Thanks again for sharing!
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