Enjoy Clear, Comfortable Eyes with Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

If you’ve found yourself dealing with chronically dry eyes, persistent redness, and a number of other frustratingly uncomfortable symptoms relating to your eyes or eyelids, you may be dealing with thyroid eye disease. Sometimes also referred to as TED for short, thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune condition, which means that it causes your immune system to mistake healthy cells for dangerous ones and attack them. With thyroid eye disease, your immune system will wrongly attack the cells making up specific tissues around your eyes. The condition will typically not resolve on its own and can even get worse if it is left untreated for long enough. 

If you suspect that you may be dealing with thyroid eye disease, Elite Plastic Surgery is here to help. Our surgical team has extensive experience treating issues like thyroid eye disease and can help you by restoring your normal eye function and enabling you to enjoy your normal comfort levels once more. We can also help you explore a number of cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical in nature, enabling you to enhance your look while you also address your thyroid eye disease. To learn more about how our team can help you, reach out to Elite Plastic Surgery at our Phoenix or Chandler and set up your consultation today.

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Do I Have Thyroid Eye Disease?

Many of the most common symptoms that come along with thyroid eye disease can be mistaken for other eye-related issues. Some of the symptoms of thyroid eye disease, for example, are very similar to those caused by allergies. A consultation at Elite Plastic Surgery can help you decide whether or not you’re experiencing TED. Common symptoms include the following:

  • Chronic Redness due to ongoing dryness and irritation
  • A dry, gritty feeling in the eyes that does not resolve
  • Watery eyes, which can be caused by persistent dryness
  • Swelling or puffing around the eyes
  • Bulging eyeballs due to swollen tissues
  • Difficulty closing your eyes
  • Double vision or vision loss

Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

In many instances, individuals can manage thyroid eye disease with a number of lifestyle changes, home remedies, or even over-the-counter medications. When these solutions don’t help you find the relief you’re looking for, however, Elite Plastic Surgery is here to help.

Eyelid Surgery

By tightening the tissues that make up your eyelids, eyelid surgery can prevent the presence of a drooping upper eyelid. It can also prevent your lower eyelid from creeping upwards. In the long term, this procedure can help you avoid corneal damage by ensuring that your corneas are properly covered at all times.

Eye Muscle Surgery

Thyroid eye disease can sometimes cause the muscles that control your eyes to function improperly. This can often cause issues like double vision or other impairments. By repairing this muscle, eye muscle surgery can help to restore your vision, though it’s worth noting that more than one surgery may be necessary.

Orbital Decompression Surgery

In some cases, thyroid eye disease can result in swelling or inflammation that puts pressure on your optic nerve. By physically expanding the size of your eye socket and removing any excess tissue that may be present, orbital decompression surgery can help address any bulging that may have been caused by TED.

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Trust the Experts at Elite Plastic Surgery

When you’re ready to find lasting relief from the issues caused by thyroid eye disease, Elite Plastic Surgery is ready to help. Our expert surgeons come with extensive training and offer their patients a deep well of surgical expertise, so you can look forward to a comfortable experience and truly exemplary results. In addition to a wide range of surgical and reconstructive services, we’re also proud to offer a full suite of medspa procedures so you can feel as incredible as you look. When you’re ready to learn more, reach out to Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler or Phoenix and set up your initial consultation with a team member today.

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