I am a 70 year old male with a right lazy eye. In doing research on the pros and cons, I came across an article where it shared that candidates may be excluded if they have any of the following listed conditions: one of the conditions is hypothyrodism, which I have. I take Levothyroxin 75mg daily. Why would this be an exclusion to having the surgery?
I Have Hypothyroidism; is Eyelid Surgery Right For Me?
Botox Price Calculator
What would you like to change?
Enter your info to request custom estimates from three local providers.
These providers will send a more accurate price based on your needs.
Doctor Answers 2
Patients with thyroid disease may or may not have associated Thyroid Eye Disease. If they do, then your disease process needs to be monitored prior to having surgery. If you are in the active phase of the disease, it is not prudent to have surgery since the eyelids and eye muscles may still be changing. You need to wait till the active phase of Thyroid Eye Disease fades into the "inactive phase"
If you decide to explore this further, I would recommend consultation with an ASOPRS trained Oculoplastics surgeon. You can find one close to you on the ASOPRS dot org website.
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.