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.