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 pulls up (eyelid retraction)
- Eye pressure
- Double vision
Treatment may involve supportive therapy, medication and/or surgery (including orbital decompression, strabismus surgery, eyelid retraction surgery, and/or blepharoplasty). Dr. Taban is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon with the expertise and experience to treat thyroid eye disease and its various manifestations.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.