THYROID EYE DISEASE
Thyroid eye disease may occur in patients who already know they have thyroid disease. Sometimes it is the first thing that brings the person to the doctor's office which may lead to a diagnosis of thyroid disease.
The vast majority of patients with thyroid eye disease have hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), specifically Graves' Disease. Less commonly it is associated with hypothyroidism (underachieve thyroid), specifically Hashimoto's Disease. Both Graves' Disease and Hashimotos' Disease are autoimmune conditions.
EYELIDS PULL BACK (RETRACTION)
BULGING / PROMINENT EYES
FAT TISSUE EXPANDS
MUSCLE TISSUE BECOMES SWOLLEN
EYES / EYELIDS BECOME RED AND SWOLLEN
HOW DO YOU TREAT THYROID EYE DISEASE?
Since thyroid eye disease can affect every patient in a different way, treatment is tailored to your individual needs. Treatment options include from over-the-counter and/or prescription eye drops, various medication infusions, oral/IV steroids, or surgery.
Dr. Gupta will work closely with other specialists as well as your primary care physician and/or endocrinologist to make sure you are receiving the most appropriate treatment for you.