Interventions for the initial, active phase of thyroid eye disease (TED) include treatments for dry eye and immunosuppression. Once the disease stabilizes, usually after 18-36 months, surgical procedures can help restore eye function and appearance.
Thyroid eye disease is one of the most difficult diseases to predict, so it is often managed with collaboration between an endocrinologist and an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic.
In older adults, aging and chronic illness can mask symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Discover best practices for diagnosing and managing Graves’ disease, toxic multimodal goiter, toxic adenoma and subclinical hypothyroidism.