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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
- 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
Depending on your condition, treatment options for thyroid eye disease may include:
- 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.
A clinical trial conducted by the WVU Eye Institute for the use of EYELEA, an injection medication, has led to FDA approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.