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Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment By Dr. Taban MD In Beverly Hills


Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is an expert in Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment. It is a condition when the muscles and soft tissues of your eye socket to swell. Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation in our office in greater Los Angeles area (Beverly Hills). – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment By Dr. Taban MD In Beverly Hills

thyroid eye disease
  • Causes, Symptoms its Treatment Options

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is an expert eyelid,
orbital, and facial plastic cosmetic and
reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Taban uses the latest
technology to provide fast recovery times and a
more natural look.
What is thyroid eye disease?
  • Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an eye condition in
    which the eye muscles and fatty tissue behind the
    eye become inflamed. This can cause the eyes to
    be pushed forward ('staring' or 'bulging' eyes)
    and the eyes and eyelids to become swollen and
  • Thyroid eye disease is sometimes called other
    names such as thyroid ophthalmopathy, dysthyroid
    eye disease, Graves' ophthalmopathy or ophthalmic
    Graves' disease.

Causes of Thyroid Eye Disease
  • The thyroid gland
  • The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped
    gland sitting near the top of your windpipe
    (trachea) at the front of your neck. It has an
    important role in controlling the speed at which
    chemical reactions happen in the tissues
    throughout your body (metabolic rate). The
    thyroid gland can become overactive or
    underactive. This is most often due to an
    autoimmune disease.
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Autoimmune disorders are characterized by the
    body production of antibodies against normal
    tissue. Graves' disease is caused by an abnormal
    antibody attack on the thyroid gland which often
    results in over or under production of thyroid
    hormone. This same antibody can attack eye
    tissues and cause various eye symptoms.

symptoms of thyroid eye disease
  • A feeling of grittiness in the eyes.
  • Dry or watery eyes.
  • Dislike of bright lights.
  • Bags under the eyes.
  • Redness of the lids and eyes.
  • Difficulty moving the eyes.
  • Swelling or feeling of fullness in one or both
    upper eyelids.
  • Change in the appearance of the eyes (usually
    staring or bulging eyes).

treatment for thyroid eye disease
  • 1) Medicines
  • If the disease progresses, you may need
    immunosuppressive medicines. These dampen down
    the immune system which is producing these
    abnormal antibodies.
  • 2) Surgical treatment
  • Thyroid eye disease have such severe disease that
    the optic nerve is compressed. This can
    permanently damage your vision. If this is the
    case, the doctor may decide to organise
    decompression surgery. This is a procedure that
    creates a space within the eye socket for the
    inflamed tissues to spread into. This relieves
    the pressure on the nerve.
  • 3) Other types of treatment
  • Dry eyes Use of artificial liquid tears can
  • Eyes not closing at night Ointment, eye pads
    and taping the eyelids closed can help to keep
    the eye moist and protected.
  • Swelling around the eyes Raising the head
    further at night with the help of extra pillows
    or raising the head end of the bed may help.
  • Double vision use of special glasses with
    prisms can help after the disease has settled
    down, eye muscle surgery can correct residual
    double vision.

Contact Info
Phone (310) 278-1836 Email Webs
ite Our Locations Beverly Hill
Office 9735 Wilshire Boulevard 319 Beverly
hills, CA 90212 (310) 499-2565 Santa Barbara
Office 2320 Bath St. Suite 301 Santa Barbara, CA
93105 (805) 556-7099
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