Graves’ Disease

What is Graves' Disease?

Graves’ Disease is also called thyroid eye disease. This is an autoimmune condition that causes excessive amounts of thyroid hormones to be secreted. The eye muscles and connective tissues in the eye sockets are often attacked which may cause damage to the cornea and optic nerve.

Symptoms of Graves' Disease

  • Bulging eyes
  • Eyelid retraction
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Eyelid retraction
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Vision loss

Treatment for Graves' Disease

Treatment for Graves' Disease will depend on how the disease is affecting your vision. In addition to controlling your overactive thyroid gland through your regular physician, you will need treatments to protect your cornea and keep your vision stable.

Dr. Daniel Sines, a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, provides diagnosis, management and surgical or non-surgical treatments for Graves' Disease. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an eye exam.