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Old 08-18-2003, 01:27 AM   #1
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does anyone have extreme light sensitvity? I can't go outside until its dark without wearing a dark pair of sunglasses, and indoors in some places I wear them as well. I do have very blue eyes, but I wonder if its thyroid related? what are your thoughts on this?

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Old 08-18-2003, 06:44 AM   #2
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Yes, it probably is thyroid-related. I have it, too. Besides that, on some days, my distance vision is very blurry. At first I thought I just need a new eyeglass Rx, but it only happens occasionally. Also... dry, gritty-feeling eyes are part of the deal.

Anyway, if you search using the term "thyroid + 'photophobia'" [medical term for light sensitivity] you'll find many references to it. Most often it's associated with Graves', but at least part of the time, it's associated with Hashi's.

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Old 08-18-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
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Hello - Yes, my eyes are very sensitive to the light. That was my very first symptom and then I was diagnosed with Grave's disease. Luckily, this is the only eye problem I have had. I read that people with Grave's disease can have bulging eyes as well.


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