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Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease is an autoimmune eye condition that, while separate from disease affecting the thyroid gland, is often seen in conjunction with Graves’ Disease. This condition can be seen in people with no other evidence of thyroid dysfunction.

Thyroid Eye Disease can go into periods of remission as well. When it has been inactive for a period of around a half a year, it’s less likely to recur. Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease range from lubricating eyedrops and ointments to systemic medications and surgery. In some patients, an orbital decompression procedure may be beneficial.

 

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the eyes when looking up, down, or sideways
  • Dryness, itching, irritation, difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Inflammation and swelling of the eye and its surrounding tissues
  • Swelling in the orbital tissues which can cause people to have a wide-eyed or bulging stare

 

Thyroid Eye Disease

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Thyroid Eye Disease Appointments in Houston, The Woodlands, Pensacola, and Destin

If you would like to consult with Dr. Patrinely, Dr. Soparkar, or Dr. Murdock about treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease, click here to contact us. We have several offices in Texas and Florida to serve you.

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