Health tips: Expert told: Thyroid can cause such problems in the eyes, know how to prevent it


One of the most delicate parts of the body is the eyes. If it is not there, then the person will be deprived of all the colors of the world. But most people do not care about this gift given by nature. People think that the eyes are there, why do they need extra care? That's why people go to the doctor only after changing the number of glasses or having a lot of problems. It is also worth noting that many problems occurring in the eyes are also the result of hormonal upheaval in our bodies. Such as damage to the eyes due to diabetes or thyroid.


The problem of dry eyes often comes due to the thyroid, which people usually do not know about. They ignore this problem as normal, in such a situation that this easily controllable problem becomes the cause of serious damage to the eyes.

thyroid and eye problems
Thyroid enlargement is a common problem. Both the increase or decrease in thyroid level can cause damage to the eyes. Thyroid disorder is associated with Graves' disease in which the thyroid gland starts producing too much hormone, i.e. the condition of hyperthyroidism. At the same time, the condition of Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be revealed in the condition of hypothyroidism i.e. low thyroid. The condition of both these disorders comes due to immunity disorder or disturbance of immunity. In this condition, instead of fighting the infection, your immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. Due to this, the problem of dry eyes can come to the fore. It is more commonly seen in patients with Grave's disease. Its patients are rarely found in Hashimoto's disease.


Eye dryness problem
Due to this problem, the moisture of the eyes dries up, as well as gritty, prickling, redness of the eyes, itching, burning, and pain, etc. If you rub the eyes, itching frequently, then the skin around the eyes and the inner parts can get worse. Sometimes serious wounds etc.

The percentage of thyroid problems due to imbalance has increased rapidly in India over the years. This problem is usually genetic, that is, passed from one generation to the next. So, if someone suffers from dry eyes, doctors also ask him about his family history, whether anyone in his family has problems like Graves' or Hashimoto's disease or thyroid imbalance?

In fact, the eyes need moisture to do their job properly. In people who have an imbalance of thyroid, this moisture becomes less. Sometimes the muscles around the eyes can also be damaged due to the thyroid. People who do not have thyroid balance also find it difficult to produce tears in the normal way, which can cause dryness in the eyes.

How to avoid such problems

In order to avoid eye problems due to thyroid, it is necessary to take care of some things.

The special thing is that along with the balance of the thyroid, you also have to treat dry eyes, so complete the treatment with patience. Thyroid control takes some time and along with treatment, you also have to pay attention to diet and physical activities.

Eye drops can reduce redness, burning, and itching of the eyes, but sometimes their use worsens the dryness. Therefore, only after asking the doctor, use any eyedrops.

Bring changes in your lifestyle. Stay away from cigarettes and do not sit too close to devices like air conditioners and heaters. You can use an eye mask while sleeping at night.

Use the 20-20-20 technique. That is, every 20 minutes while working on the screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Do eye blinking exercises in between.

Ask your doctor for additional supplements. Especially the consumption of supplements containing vitamins and selenium can be beneficial in this situation. You can also include nutritional enhancers in your normal diet. Selenium is a type of mineral. Which is found in large quantities in non-vegetarian food.

 This includes fish, chicken, eggs, etc. In vegetarian food, it is found in spinach, brown rice, paneer, sunflower seeds, and beans, etc.

This problem is such that it is necessary to check the eyes and thyroid at a regular level. Consult a doctor if you notice any abnormality in the eyes such as increased size, dilated eyes, watery eyes, etc.

Note: This article has been prepared on the basis of 'expert' suggestions. Before consuming anything in thyroid disorder, please consult a doctor.