Addressing the eyelid changes that can occur with Grave’s disease

examination of young woman with Grave's disease symptomsPatients who have been diagnosed with Grave’s disease or hyperthyroidism may be all too familiar with the way in which the eyelids and the surrounding facial tissues are affected by this condition. This is especially true for patients who have had radioactive iodine treatment as a way to resolve the issue. While the eyelids may change any point in time in one’s hyperthyroidism journey, it is vital that patients understand that there are solutions for reversing the aesthetic appearance that Grave’s disease can cause to the eyes. With the help of our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel S. Tresley of Northbrook, IL, both adult men and women can address the issue and restore the original appearance of the eyes after diagnosis.

What is Grave’s disease?

Patients who are diagnosed with Grave’s disease are advised that this autoimmune system disorder causes an overproduction of the thyroid hormones. In doing this, it can cause symptoms that can be bothersome to patients. Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism include vision changes along with irritation, drying, or excessive tearing. Additionally, the most noticeable sign is the change in the eyelids, where they appear more open and the eyelids might protrude forward. This is a coexisting condition that is common in patients with Grave’s disease, and is known as exophthalmus. When this occurs, many patients are self-conscious about their appearance and are interested in reconstructive plastic surgery to restore their original appearance. This can be done with facial plastic surgery through Dr. Daniel S. Tresley and his skilled and experienced team of professionals.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about eyelid solutions for patients with Grave’s disease or hyperthyroidism

If you have been diagnosed with this condition and would like to resolve the changes that occur to the eyelids due to radioactive iodine treatment, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley to discuss your options. The office is located at 500 Skokie Boulevard, Suite #120 and can be reached by phone at (847) 773-0679. Our board-certified ophthalmologist is here to assist with a wide range of services to patients in and around the area of Northbrook, IL.

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