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Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease causes inflammation in the soft tissues of the eye socket, and if left untreated, can lead to compression of the optic nerve and damage to the cornea, which can result in double vision or even vision loss. Not all patients will progress to later stages of the disease, but early diagnosis and monitoring is essential.

The early, mild stage is characterized by redness, swelling, difficulty closing eyelids and excessive tearing caused by dry eye. Bulging of the eyes can give the patient a "startled" appearance. In later stages, patients experience increased pain and pressure behind the eye and increased swelling.

In later stages, patients can develop cornea ulceration, leading to cataracts and possibly vision loss.

Wilmer's team of experts in thyroid eye disease offers a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the complex needs of patients and work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

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