Thyroid eye Disease (also known as Grave's Eye Disease and Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy) is a complex immune disorder affecting the eyes. Patients with this condition suffer from a wide-range of symptoms including chronic eye irritation, double vision, tearing, bulging eyes, swollen eyelids, and even vision loss.
Although the condition is often associated with abnormal thyroid gland function, a patient may present only the eye problems without the thyroid hormone abnormalities. Because the changes associated with Thyroid Eye Disease can be severe and permanent, it is important that a specialist closely monitors the patient.
Both surgical and non-surgical treatments are available to treat patients with Thyroid Eye Disease. An experienced oculofacial plastic surgeon can guide the treatment at each stage.