Patients with an overactive thyroid gland often develop an eye condition known as Graves’ disease, which causes dryness, eyelid retractions, swelling, and, in more severe cases, double vision or loss of vision. Our unique, multidisciplinary team of Eye Institute specialists provides each patient with the individualized care that is necessary for the management of this eye disease.

Symptoms

Indications 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

Evaluation and Treatment

Our providers are actively involved in thyroid eye disease research on an international level, and we offer the latest diagnosis 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 improved vision. Depending on your condition, treatment options may include:

  • Eye muscle surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Orbital decompression surgery
  • Medications to reduce swelling