I know this was written more than a year ago, but I have joined the site just recently. I am a classic case of "years after."
I had thyrotoxicosis in 1959, euthyroid for almost 40 years. Then a little hypo, began Synthroid. All fine. In April of 2009, I had sudden onset of double vision, however, my eyes were scratchy and itched since 2003. So I am one of the small percentages, sure wish I weren't. I am scheduled for an orbital decompression 2/2/10 due to optic neuropathy.
I'd love to hear from others who have had the decompression and are glad they did! Shirley
TED 2008-present. OD for pressure on optic nerve 02/02/10
Eye muscle surgery 09/23/10 Upper eyelid surgery 02/01/11
Lower eyelids with grafts from palate, 10/5, 10/25/11
Graves dx/thyroidectomy 1959-Synthroid from 1980