Will I go blind from Graves' disease?

Your chances of going blind from Graves' disease are very small. The chances of having optic nerve problems from Graves' disease is under 5 percent. In those people, less than 25 percent develop permanent vision loss. The vast majority of people with Graves' disease do not go blind.

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How will Graves' disease affect my lifestyle?
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How does Graves' disease affect the eyes?
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Is surgery a safe treatment option for Graves’ disease?
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What are the causes and risk factors of Graves' disease?
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