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Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment in Phoenix

What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ orbitopathy or Graves’ ophthalmopathy, is a condition that occurs when the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed. This can cause the eyes to bulge out, leading to a condition called exophthalmos. The condition can also cause double vision, dry eyes, and a feeling of pressure in the eyes. 

At , Oculoplastic Eye Surgeons Of Phoenix we understand the impact that thyroid eye disease can have on your overall well-being. We’re here to provide the specialized care and support you need to manage this condition effectively. Thyroid eye disease can be a challenging journey, but with Dr. Lisa Mihora and our team of specialists, you’re in good hands. Dr. Mihora sees patients from Sun City West, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, and throughout the West Valley Call (623) 522-8687 to schedule your appointment at our eye clinics in Phoenix today!

How is Thyroid Eye Disease Treated?

There is no specific cure for thyroid eye disease, but treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent the condition from getting worse. Treatment options may include:

  1. Corticosteroids: These medications can help reduce inflammation and swelling in the muscles and tissues behind the eye. They may be taken orally or injected directly into the affected area. 
  2. Immunosuppressive drugs: These medications can help suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation. They may be used in conjunction with corticosteroids or as a standalone treatment. 
  3. Orbital decompression surgery: This procedure involves removing bone or fatty tissue from around the eye to create more space for the eye to move. It may be recommended for people with severe exophthalmos or double vision. 
  4. Artificial tears: These can help lubricate the eyes and reduce dryness and discomfort. 
  5. Tepezza: This medication can reduce eye bulging and double vision. It is normally administered via infusion.

It’s important to work closely with Dr. Mihora to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. In some cases, the underlying thyroid condition may need to be treated as well.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Oculoplastic Eye Surgeons of Phoenix offer comprehensive solutions and help you regain control over your eye health. Take the first step toward managing thyroid eye disease with confidence and peace of mind. Call (623) 522-8687 to schedule your appointment at our eye clinics in Phoenix today!

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