What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease (Graves eye disease) is an autoimmune disorder, where the eyes are affected adversely in those with thyroid disease. It can cause a range of symptoms: Bulgy eyes (proptosis) Wet eyes or dry eyes with redness and irritation Eyelids may look puffy or have “baggy eyes” Lower lid pulls down and upper eyelid…

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…