Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease Video Series

Welcome to all who want to know more about Thyroid Eye Disease!

Autoimmune thyroid disorders are perhaps the most common autoimmune diseases in the United States, potentially affecting some 20% of all adults. Thyroid Eye Disease is what we call the eye changes seen in these autoimmune thyroid disorders. At Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, we have worked hard over the last several years to create this video series. This material is produced for people without any medical training and in a broad sense may be broken up into three general parts: understanding autoimmune thyroid disorders, understanding the impact and treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease, and appreciating things that everyone can do for themselves to improve their own situation.

 

Nobody will care as much about your health as much as you do. The more you know, the more you can control your own well-being and help your health care providers to help you.

 

This video series is divided into 10 sections. We strongly encourage you to watch the entire series in the order in which it is intended, as each video often builds upon information provided in prior videos.

 

Finally, we remain grateful to all our more than 7,000 patients with Thyroid Eye Disease who have taught us as much about their disorder as we have taught them and for allowing us to use their information and images to educate and help others.

Section 1. The Thyroid Gland and Basic Gland Regulation
Section 2. Autoimmune Thyroid Disorder
Section 3. Who gets Thyroid Eye Disease and Why
Section 4. Immunology and Molecular Biology of Thyroid Eye Disease
Section 5. Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders Affect the Whole Body
Section 6. How Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders Affect the Eye
Section 7. Active and Inactive Stages of Disease
Section 8. Management of Thyroid Eye Disease
Section 9. What You Can Do About Your Disorder
Section 10. Some People and Their Successes