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Thyroid eye disease

Thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or Graves’ orbitopathy, is an autoimmune condition that primarily affects the eyes and is often associated with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) caused by Graves’ disease. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues around the eyes, leading to inflammation and swelling.


The condition can cause various eye-related symptoms, including bulging eyes (proptosis), redness, excessive tearing, dryness, double vision, sensitivity to light, and difficulty closing the eyelids. In severe cases, it can result in vision loss.


Treatment options for thyroid eye disease may include medications to control thyroid function, anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and in some cases, surgical interventions to relieve pressure on the eyes or correct vision problems. Regular monitoring by an Ophthalmologist is important to manage the condition effectively.