Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid disorders may cause eye problems. This condition is often referred to as thyroid eye disease, Graves’ disease, thyroid ophthalmolopathy, or thyroid orbitopathy. Typically, the eyes, lids, and socket are affected when thyroid levels are too high, as in Graves’ disease, but can occur when thyroid levels are too low, or even normal.

Eye Symptoms of Graves’ Disease

  • Bulging eyes
  • Tearing
  • Irritated eyes
  • Pressure or pain in the eyes
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Reddened or inflamed eyes
  • Double vision
  • Limited eye movements

Thyroid eye disease can be treated with medicine and/or surgery. Corticosteroids can help to calm the disease down. Surgery can be performed to decrease eye bulging (orbital decompression), correct double vision (strabismus surgery), and fix the wide eyed “thyroid stare” (lid retraction repair).

Contact our office today to learn more about treatment for Graves’ disease.

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9481 Haven Ave., Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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1900 E Washington Street
Colton, CA 92324

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