When I started losing vision in one eye due to Graves Disease I saw several doctors before being referred to Dr. Brown for ocular decompression surgery. All the words and tests that went before led to more questions and more tests and I was terrified. Then Dr. Brown told me I was in the right place and outlined a course of treatment; I knew I was in the right place at that moment. The coming months brought multiple surgeries and treatments and now I can see again. Trust this physician!
After a long battle with Hyperthyroidism, I was also diagnosed with (TED) “Thyroid Eye Disease”. My eyes were often in lots of pain and pressure, very sensitive to light, blurry, dry, and gritty, they’d also acquired an increased amount of inflammation around the eye sockets. My eyes were bulging forward, at times a sneeze or a yawn would cause one or the other of my eyes to pop out of its eye socket which was very painful. This would also sometimes occur when I was asleep, forcing me to push the eye back in with my hand.
Since having the “Thyroid Orbital Decompression” procedure, my eyes are not experiencing the pain as before, no longer experiencing that sense of pressure in my eyes or the eyes bulging and my eyes are not popping out of their eye sockets, which give me great relief. The procedure was life changing for me and I am very grateful for Dr. Brown, his staff and associates!
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Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a condition that causes the muscles and soft tissues of your eye socket to swell. It happens when you have a problem with your thyroidgland. It is also called thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), thyroidorbitopathy or Graves’ orbitopathy or ophthalmopathy.
TED affects the soft tissues such as the fat and muscles surrounding your eyeball within your eye socket. The condition is characterised by a period of inflammation and swelling of these tissues (active stage), followed by an inactive (or ‘burnt out’ stage). It usually happens when you have a problem with your thyroid gland, although in some people, it can happen when the thyroid gland is working normally.