You May be Suffering from Thyroid Eye Disease – Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

diagnostic center making ultrasound thyroid gland test.If your eyeballs have become unexplainably enlarged, you may be suffering from thyroid eye disease. Until recently, many people suffering from thyroid eye disease (TED or Graves’ ophthalmopathy) have unfortunately gone without an accurate diagnosis and treatment for this medical condition. TED is an autoimmune condition developed in people having an overactive thyroid gland.

Thyroid Eye Disease – Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

When the body overproduces thyroid hormone, this condition is an immune system disorder known as hyperthyroidism. Graves’ Disease is an immune system disorder resulting in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, also known as hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid eye disease is an ocular condition resulting from Graves’ disease. Antibodies work against receptors within thyroid cells and the cells behind the eyes. When symptoms of thyroid eye disease hinder eyesight, professional medical eye care is necessary.

People with an overactive thyroid gland develop an immune system that attacks the muscles and tissues around the eyes. Inflammation results, causing the enlargement of the eyeballs. When the eyelids retract due to inflammation, corneal ulceration increases pressure on the optic nerve. When left untreated, vision loss could result.

Fortunately, Tepezza® treatment is available to help.

Prescription Tepezza® Treatment for Bulging Eyes

Tepezza® is the first nonsurgical treatment for thyroid eye disease.

This injectable medication alleviates:

  • Inflammation and redness
  • Double vision
  • Eye bulging
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Dry eye
  • Excessive tearing
  • Grittiness sensation and overall eye irritation

Tepezza® works as an insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibitor. This latest prescription medication targets inflammation, swelling, and bulging caused by thyroid eye disease. People suffering from thyroid eye disease want to alleviate their symptoms and improve their eye appearance. This is possible with prescription Tepezza®.

Improve Your Bulging Eye Appearance with Tepezza®

Dr. Kimberly Cockerham has become an international leader in the treatment of thyroid eye disease for the past 20 years. In addition to the treatment of bulging eyes with Tepezza®, Dr. Cockerman offers skilled experience in performing eyelid, eye muscle, and orbital surgery.

Call 209-952-3700 and reach out to the Central Valley Eye Medical Group today. Dr. Cockerham serves the communities of Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto, CA.

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