Thyroid Eye Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is an autoimmune condition associated with disease of the thyroid gland that can cause bulging of the eyes, eyelid retraction, and double vision. Symptoms of TED include a characteristic startled appearance or “stare,” bulging of the eyes out of the orbit (eye socket), retraction of the eyelids, double vision, vision loss, and chronic eye irritation. Associated eye irritation can lead to corneal damage. This specialized surgery for TED is managed in three steps depending on the specific needs of the patient. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to manage this complex disease.
- Orbital decompression surgery for bulging eyes or compressed optic nerves
- Eye muscle surgery for double vision correction
- Eyelid surgery for the “stare” and corneal exposure