Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Conditions in Miami, FL
Double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., offers surgery for advanced thyroid conditions residents in Miami, Aventura, and the surrounding areas of Florida. Dr. Lewen is one of a select few plastic surgeons who specializes in plastic surgery of the eyes.
What is Thyroid Eye Disease?
Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune condition, separate from thyroid disease, which affects the tissues in and around the eye socket. Although it is often seen in conjunction with Graves’ Disease (hyperthyroidism), thyroid eye disease can be seen in some patients with low or normal thyroid functioning conditions as well.
What Are the Signs of Thyroid Eye Disease?
- Pain in the eyes
- “Tightness” or pain when looking up, down, or to the side
- Dryness, itching, dry eyes, foreign body sensation
- Difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Inflammation and swelling of the eye, and the surrounding areas of the face
- Swelling in the orbital (eye socket) tissues, which can cause the eyes to be pushed forward giving the appearance of a wide-eyed stare or the eyes bulging
- Bloodshot appearance to eyes
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
What Are the Benefits of Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Conditions?
Thyroid eye disease is known to be a condition that can go through varying degrees of severity, and can also go into periods of remission. Dr. Lewen performs extensive treatments as they relate to eyelid position issues and bulging eyes. He works with patients from around the world to perform orbital decompression as a surgery for advanced thyroid conditions.
What Should I Expect from Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Conditions?
Treatments for thyroid eye disease vary depending on the symptoms and severity of the condition. Many symptoms can be treated medically, while in some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to preserve the health and safety of the eyes and vision. Dr. Lewen will be happy to answer any questions you may have about thyroid eye disease and discuss the various treatment options that are most appropriate for your individual condition during your consultation.
What is the Recovery like After Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Conditions?
Dr. Lewen discusses your surgery for advanced thyroid conditions and recovery during the consultation.
How Much Does Surgery for Advanced Thyroid Conditions Cost?
The cost of the treatment varies, so we provide this information at the time of the consultation, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Prior to the appointment, please review our options for financing.
Dr. Lewen is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Miami and Aventura, Florida area who specializes in plastic surgery of the eyes, including surgery for advanced thyroid conditions. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive consultation to learn more about our services.