Thyroid Eye Disease

What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease is an inflammatory condition, which affects the orbital contents including the extraocular muscles and orbital fat. It is almost always associated with Graves’ disease but may possibly rarely be seen in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, primary hypothyroidism, or thyroid cancer.

Signs of Thyroid Eye Disease

Exophthalmos (Protuberance of One or Both Eyes)

Non-Pitting Edema (Pretibial Myxedema)

Thickening of the Skin Usually Found on the Lower Extremities


Weight Loss with Increased Appetite

Rapid Heart Beats

Muscular Weakness

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