How Graves' Disease Affects the Eyes
Thyroid eye disease, also called Graves' disease, afflicts patients, usually women, and can result in blindness, blurry vision, double vision, or uncomfortable eyes.
From a cosmetic standpoint, bulging of the eyes and eyelid retraction give patients with thyroid eye disease, or Graves' disease, a "bug-eye" appearance and often make them look angry, worried, or afraid. In our Philadelphia practice, we are accustomed to correcting complications from thyroid eye disease. Our techniques in patients with thyroid eye disease have been presented nationally and published in scientific journals and textbooks.