The changes in the eye are due to the accumulation of antibodies in the structure of the eye, primarily in the muscles and fatty tissue in the back, which leads to the eye being pushed outward. Changes in the muscles lead to a disturbance in the movement of the eye, which causes the creation of a double image.
Apart from the subjective obstacles caused by the disease, it subsequently causes changes in the eyes.
The most typical change is “bulging” eyes, which, apart from affecting the aesthetic appearance of the patient, can also leave permanent consequences on the surface of the eye itself, as the eye dries out due to the inability to blink and close normally.
Symptoms usually appear in both eyes, but sometimes you may notice symptoms in only one eye such as:
- Irritation due to feeling of sand
- Watery eyes
- Red eyes
- Protruding eyes, also called proptosis
- Double vision, also called diplopia
- Difficulty closing your eyes completely. This can lead to erosion of your cornea.
- Pain behind the eyes and pain when moving the eyes