Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Disease can sometimes cause the immune system to attack the tissue and muscles around the eyeball. The eye appears to be bulging from the eye socket. Thyroid eye disease is often seen in conjunction with Grave’s disease.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

A blood test will be ordered to check thyroid levels. The eye specialist may find swelling around the eye. Sometimes a CT or MRI scan is used to examine swelling of tissue around the eyeball.


  • Eye pain when rotating eyes
  • Dry eyes & itchiness
  • Swelling of tissue around the eye
  • The appearance of bulging eyeballs
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
Thyroid Eye Disease treatment in Adelaide


Lubricating drops are used for mild cases to ease symptoms. Sometimes medication is prescribed to reduce swelling. A small percentage of patients need orbital decompression surgery to increase the space between the eye socket and the air sinus.

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Why choose our eye physicians & surgeons in Adelaide to treat your Thyroid Eye Disease

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  • A wide range of treatment options

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