Sudden Short Sightedness, and Dry Eyes, and Thyroid Problems?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Simon Dean, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Simon Dean

    Simon Dean Guest

    I'd like to ask a question if I may.

    I went to the optician the other day, and apparently my eye sight has
    shifted from being slightly long sighted, to being slightly short
    sighted. Is that possible?

    She didn't recommend glasses at that point, just another check up in a year.

    However this has got me thinking, because in the past few months, I've
    just been diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism - an elevated TSH
    and normal FT4 (of course, I do not know what my FT3 is, or if there are
    any other problems, but I feel quite bad, but that's for the thyroid
    newsgroup).

    Anyhow, just wondered if my sudden acquisition of slight short
    sightedness, might be related to the recent (within the last two months)
    diagnosis/acquisition of this underactive thyroid problem?

    My previous eye test incidentally was two years ago.

    At the time of my eye test, and even now, my left eye (and its always
    only my left eye) felt quite sore, hot, and dry. Now it sometimes feels
    a little gritty. My eye doesn't appear dry, but feels dry. Viscotears
    gives some momentary relief, and Im taking something called
    Fuc...something Acid. These are the things I took about 3 months ago,
    when I had almost exactly the same problems but with a heavy mucus
    discharge. That time, my problems were cleared up within three days.
    With my current problems, its been seven days with no improvement.

    Now I've heard also that dry eyes can be a symptom of thyroid problems
    too. Although its only one dry eye.

    Any opinions on the short sightedness issue, with any possible relation
    to hypothyroidism? Or the dry eyes that now aren't getting better even
    with treatment?

    Cheers
    Simon
     
    Simon Dean, Jun 3, 2004
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