As we hit the halfway point of the year, it is a good time to make sure you are putting your health first. You are your own advocate, so make sure to listen to your body and visit your recommended annual doctors, including your optometrist. Don't be afraid to ask questions or seek a second opinion.
The Importance of Eye Heath
Up to 50% of people living with Graves’ disease develop a separate condition called Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) – this is a rare autoimmune disease that can cause bulging eyes, double vision, and debilitating eye pain. If you have been diagnosed with Graves’, it’s important to monitor any changes with your eyes and to visit your doctors regularly.
Learn More About TED and Graves’ Disease
Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and Graves’ disease are both autoimmune disorders. They are two different conditions that require different treatments. TED often develops in people who have already been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease and there are two different conditions – Graves affects the thyroid while TED affects the muscle and the fat behind your eyes
Get The Help Your Need
Early TED treatment can help prevent serious eye damage. Finding the right doctor and team is important. TED requires specialized care from TED Eye Specialist, which include a neuro-ophthalmologist and an oculoplastic surgeon. Visit IsItTED.com to learn more and to find a specialist in your area.