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quote:Originally posted by bezoarThe exophthalmus is caused by the thyroid/Grave's disease, and in fact, is one of the symptoms of Grave's disease. If you don't get the thyroid under control, the exophthalmus will get worse. You can only stop it, not reverse it. Surgery can fix the exopthalmus, but far better to fix the thyroid before the exopthalmus gets worse. And if you don't regulate the thyroid, the exophthalmus will recur.
quote:Originally posted by RokitanskyThis is not completly apropriate answer to your question, but here it is.Exophthalmus is commonly seen in many people with hyperthyreosis. How it affects the choice of therapy, I don`t know.Alternatively, hyperthyreosis can be treated chirurgicaly, but I`m not sure it is possible in Graves desease. I think it is.If thyroid gland is completly removed (it doesn`t have to be) substitutional therapy with hormons is neccessary.