6. Eye muscle surgery
Another surgery related to Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism involves removing scar tissue from the eye muscles. These scars are often related to the underlying problem with Graves’ disease and can result in double vision or other serious vision problems.
In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes the muscle connecting the eyeball and places it in a position that is less likely to cause double vision or other vision problems. Although end results may take some time to show, a successful surgery can eliminate double vision. Unfortunately, someone with serious vision problems related to Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism may require several surgeries to complete the transition to improved vision.