(Kimberly, ignore my post) “New topic” has appeared before my stinging and burning eyes!
Hi everyone, I am approaching my third year of TED. I know about eye drops, I know about ointment, I know about warm packs (warm packs feel great!)
About a year ago, I did try Restasis (very expensive) and it did not help me at all. My eyes tear a lot, so vision is blurred from tears. I was thinking there might be some improvement in these symptoms sometime in my life, but so far, not happening.
For those who might be interested in my upper eyelid surgery, to lower my retracted upper eyelids, I see no improvement at all. There was a fair amount of pain post op. More than my OD, but less than the palatal graft site for my unsuccessful lower eyelid surgery. The sutures tore through my eyelid on the slightly proptotic eye, so it was “done” three times. I still have those sutures in. There are some dissolving sutures underneath, which have not entirely dissolved yet.
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