Question by  druids (24)

Could blurry vision be connected to a thyroidectomy?


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Usually it is only the voice box that can be connected with a thyroidectomy procedure, although side effects of the anesthesia includes blurry vision, nausea, and vomiting. Also the thyroid is responsible for metabolism so it can be possible that it does not secrete enough metabolic hormones which causes the blurred vision though you can cure it with thyroid supplements.


Answer by  cio (64)

Np. The danger of a thyroidectomy usually involves laryngeal nerve damage, which affects voice. No nerves concerning sight such as cranial nerves II, III and V are involved in a thyroidectomy.


Answer by  Tigerbelle (252)

A common side effect of the anesthetic associated with a thyroidectomy to cause blurred vision as well as nausea, sore throat, dizziness, headaches, itching, aches and pains as well as a sore back. In extremely rare cases, roughly 1 out of 10,000, some patients have reported eye damage due to the anesthetic.


Answer by  muzic74 (72)

Many times blurred vision can be caused by a deficiency in certain vitamins such as vitamins D and B12. The removal of the thyroid gland, also called a thyroidectomy, is a common cause for the body to become deficient in one or more of these necessary vitamins which leads to the requirement of vitamin supplements.


Answer by  JuliaJolie (415)

Blurred vision is common after a thyroidectomy. It can be caused by a deficiency in either Vitamin B12 or Vitamin D, which happens after the procedure. Headaches and itching are also common side-effects. However, the blurred vision could be symptomatic of another disorder, anything from Raynaud's to a recent injury. See a GP.


Answer by  WeAreLegion (43)

A thyroidectomy will typically affect your necks in stiffness and cause your voice to become hoarser, however, the surgery has not been linked to visual problems. If the problem persists, see a doctor.


Answer by  mansi (521)

Yes thyroidectomy can cause blurry vision. There various symptoms that indicate Thyroidectomy, and blurred vision is also one of them.

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