Thyroid Eye Disease

Anomaly on the eyelids and eyes, consequence of the autoimmune inflammatory response caused by the thyroid. The treatment of this illness requires the attention of an expert in the field, accompanied by doctor and endocrinologists and radiotherapy.

 

Wast is Thyroid Eye Disease?

The thyroid is a gland located in the front of the neck. Its function is to produce thyroid hormones, which are responsible for regulating metabolism, body temperature, growth, nutrient absorption, heart rate, and skin regeneration.

When there are abnormalities in its function, the hormones produced by the thyroid can be either above or below the body’s regular requirements, causing various disorders that affect different areas of our body.

Among the most common thyroid problems, we find:

  • Hyperthyroidism: This occurs when the gland produces an excess of hormones, causing disruptions in the metabolic and cardiac systems, as well as other conditions affecting different parts of the body, one of them being Thyroid Eye Disease.
  • Hypothyroidism: In contrast to hyperthyroidism, this condition is caused by low hormone production, leading to disruptions in the body and metabolism, with symptoms such as sensitivity to cold temperatures, fatigue, dry skin, and weight gain.

Several thyroid disorders are autoimmune, which means that the immune system, responsible for fighting diseases, attacks the thyroid, causing an alteration in hormone production and affecting other parts of the body. One of the affected areas is the eyes, and this condition is known as Thyroid Eye Disease.

Thyroid Eye Disease is an autoimmune condition that attacks the structures of the eye, causing inflammation and swelling due to the accumulation of fluid in the skin tissues.

This inflammation causes the upper eyelid to retract, the eyes to increase in size, and sometimes protrude from their sockets, giving the patient a surprised or angry appearance. 

Apart from the aesthetic aspect, in severe cases, this disease can cause double vision and even partial loss of vision.

To alleviate this condition, there are various methods such as topical medications or specialized surgeries aimed at improving the appearance of the eyes. These procedures should be performed by specialized doctors, with the support of other specialists such as endocrinologists and radiofrequency therapies.

Our specialized doctors will provide you with a professional diagnosis and a solution for your condition, with support throughout your recovery and collaboration with other specialists to improve your health. At Eyexperts, we care about your vision!

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