I had a unilateral muller muscle repair for a levator dehiscense 16 months ago on the left eye. 4 months later my right eye appeared to be droopy and my oculoplastic surgeon did a repair on the right eye, which was overcorrected and required more surgery. My eyelids have been completely symmetrical for 11 months until I came down with the flu and woke up with a big right eye with swelling that I felt behind my eye. I am also midly hyperthyroid (0.01) for about 16 months. Could this be TED?
Unilateral Ptosis After Flu and Hyperthyroid? (photo)
Doctor Answers (1)
It is possible
Thyroid Eye Disease [Thyroid related Orbitopathy, Graves Ophthalmopathy] has a host of different names.
Though TED can present quickly over a course a few weeks, it is not usually an OVERNIGHT problem.
If you had a the flu and woke up with a bulgy eye with swelling, lymphangioma is a more likely culprit, followed by Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation [or Orbital Pseudotumor]
I would recommend a consultation with an Oculoplastic surgeon. You can find one close to you at ASOPRS dot org.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.