I am an 81yr old man with no prior thyroid or eye issues until a few months ago. My double vision is quite severe requiring use of an eye patch on one eye while driving but not while using a computer or reading. An MRI revealed swelling and inflammation of the muscles of both eyes. Thankfully, no pain.
After my neuro-opthalmologist reviewed my blood tests and saw high TSI (263% of baseline) diagnosed this as TED I was seen by a endocrinologist and put on levothyroxine but suggested that thyroid removal was likely going to be needed. After 4 weeks with very positive blood test results I was also just put on a block-and-replace regime of treatment by adding methimazole. Next endo doc appointment in 3 weeks.
If thyroid removal surgery is recommended soon is there a surgeon in the Atlanta GA area to consider?