When should I have eyelid surgery for Graves' disease?

It is best to have eyelid surgery for Graves' disease once the disease is stable. That means your eyes are not getting worse or changing over a six-month period. First you should get eye socket surgery for bulging, if needed, followed by eye muscle surgery to correct double vision as well. You should get eyelid surgery last after the eye socket or eye muscles are taken care of. Eyelid surgery at the same time as orbital decompression or eye muscle surgery is not recommended.

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