Is it Possible to Reduce Swelling from Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease (also referred to as Grave’s disease or thyroid orbitopathy) is an autoimmune disease that affects one out of every 200 people. The disease is related to the thyroid gland. This is an important part of one’s body as the hormones secreted by it control the body’s metabolism. It also affects different structures…

Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

Thyroid eye disease (also referred to as thyroid orbitopathy or Graves’ disease) is an autoimmune disease that affects one out of every 200 people. Many do not know where to turn for thyroid eye disease treatment. That’s why Dr. Taban is passionate about keeping you informed on the subject. As evidenced in the name, this…

What Toll is Graves’ Disease Taking on Your Eyes?

Graves’ eye disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing an excess production of thyroid hormones. As a result, the body’s metabolism increases, resulting in high blood pressure, fatigue, heart palpitations, weight loss, and even loss of hair. However, Graves’ disease particularly affects the eyes because it…

What Conditions May Be Behind Your Bulging Eyes?

While some people may have prominent eyes due to hereditary factors, eyes that protrude far enough in the eye sockets to show the whites of the eyes all the way around the iris may be an indication of a health issue. Abnormal bulging of the eyes, particularly at a young age, should be examined by…

What is Graves’ Disease?

Graves’ disease, also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or thyroid eye disease, is an autoimmune system disorder that affects the thyroid, resulting in an overproduction of thyroid hormones. The thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating growth and function in other systems of the body. Depending on the severity of the disease, an individual may suffer only…

Bulgy Eye Treatment

Bulgy Eye Treatment While the most common cause of bulgy eyes is inherited bulgy eyes, the second most common cause is from a condition called Grave’s disease. This results from the abnormal hormonal balance experienced with Hyperthyroidism. Over time the eyes begin to bulge and could cause vision problems or actual injury to the eye….

Treatment for Bulging Eyes (Proptosis)

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in orbital decompression for bulging eyes (proptosis). Dr. Taban is douple board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the medical community. In addition…

Graves’ Disease Characteristics

Graves’ Disease, Thyroid Orbitopathy, or thyroid eye disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of uncertain etiology. The disease affects the tissues of the orbit, like eyelids and extraocular muscles, as well as other tissues surrounding the eyes. Patients with this disorder often have an associated thyroid abnormality, which may manifest either before, during, or after…

Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves’ Disease)

Thyroid orbitopathy (also known as Thyroid Eye Disease or Graves’ Disease) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of uncertain etiology that affects the tissues of the orbit (i.e. eyelids, extraocular muscles and other soft tissues surrounding the eyes). Patients with this disorder often have an associated thyroid abnormality which may manifest either before, during or after…