What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Have you been experiencing eye pain, dryness, impaired vision, a feeling of tightness in the eyes, or a swelling of the orbital tissue? These symptoms are a sign of a serious condition known as thyroid eye disease that can have a massive impact on the health of your eyes.

Thyroid eye disease is a separate disorder from thyroid disease. It is primarily associated with people who suffer from hyperthyroidism, but it is also known to occur in individuals who have normal and low thyroid function.

]it is important that you seek professional medical help if you experience symptoms of thyroid eye disease, even if the symptoms seem to have subsided, as thyroid eye disease can go into brief periods of remission before flaring up again.

If you are in need of professional medical care to diagnose or address your thyroid eye disease, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with oculofacial surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen.