Thyroid Eye Disease

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Patients with an overactive thyroid gland—sometimes known as Graves’ disease—may develop an eye condition known as Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Thyroid eye disease can take many forms, with symptoms ranging from dryness and eyelid retraction to eye bulging or swelling around the eye. In less common, more severe cases, patients may experience double vision or vision loss.

Our unique, multidisciplinary team of specialists at the WVU Eye Institute provides each patient with individualized care necessary for the management of this complex eye disease.

Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease

Symptoms of thyroid eye disease may include:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Bulging of the eyes
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Redness of eyelids and eyes
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Swelling of the eyelids

Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment and Evaluation

Our providers are actively involved in thyroid eye disease research on an international level, and we offer the latest diagnostic methods and therapies for thyroid eye disease. We’ll perform a series of tests to evaluate the effect of thyroid eye disease on your vision and eye health and recommend the most beneficial treatment to restore comfort and improve your vision.

Depending on your condition, treatment options for thyroid eye disease may include:

  • Medications
  • Orbital decompression surgery
  • Eye muscle surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
WVU Medicine Health Report -Oculoplastic Surgery for Thyroid Eye Disease

We explain how oculoplastic surgery grants relief for thyroid eye disease conditions in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

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Bradley Thuro, MD

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