My Graves' Disease doctors' appointments have converged within a two week period of time. By now, as you saw in my recent posts, you have an update on my incision healing as well as my thyroid labs post-surgery.
Earlier this week I visited with my eye specialist at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan. My eyes were measured and they moved about 1-2mm. After eight years, my eyes are still moving, surely outside the average of about three years.
That said, they look normal, and I'm grateful. The lid retraction is gone. I have a very slight temporal flare in my right eye. Simply put, that means the upper / outer eyelid of my right eye is slightly higher than it's supposed to be. You would never know it. My doctor sees it, I can see it, but then again, we know what we're looking for.
The best news I got was that the corneal abrasion I had on both eyes, (scratching of the eye surface due to dryness), which at one point covered 45% of my eye, is now down to about 5%! I don't need to use the eye drops and gels as frequently as I used to, and sometimes I use them once a day.
I still have blepharitis, which means the oil glands at the base of my eye lashes are plugged. It's improving with the warm compresses I do morning and night (well, most days).
All in all I'm very grateful for another positive check in with my doctor.