- Thyroid Eye Disease, sometimes abbreviated as TED
- Graves' Opthamolopathy
- Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO)
- Grave's orbitopathy
Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease
Signs and symptoms include:
- Pain in the eyes, pain when looking up, down or sideways
- Dryness, itching, dry eyes, difficulty wearing contact lenses
- Inflammation and swelling of the eye, and its surrounding tissues
- Swelling in the orbital tissues which causes the eye to be pushed forward -- referred to as exophthalmos -- which can make Thyroid Eye Disease sufferers appear to have a wide-eyed or bulging stare.
- Bloodshot appearance to eyes
- Double vision (doctors call it diplopia)
- Impaired vision
Detailed information about thyroid eye disease, including in-depth information about links between smoking and thyroid eye disease, treatments, and the issue of hyperthyroid conditions resulting from the radioactive iodine treatment for Graves' disease is available online.