Thyroid Eye Disease or Graves Disease Treatment in Chicago, IL
What is Graves Disease?
Graves disease is an autoimmune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, also known as hyperthyroidism. The eyelids and surrounding tissues are often affected with this disease, especially after radioactive iodine treatment. Eyelid changes may occur before, during or many years after the onset of hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of Graves Disease
Patients often experience dryness, irritation, tearing, and sometimes visual changes or vision loss. The lids may become retracted or pulled more open, causing a stare-like appearance. The eyes may also protrude forward, a condition known as exophthalmus.
Graves Disease Treatment
Dr. Tresley utilizes his expertise to bring the eyelids back to their normal resting position through a variety of techniques. Sometimes he will need to perform an orbital decompression surgery which enlarges the bony orbital vault that the eye rests in to allow the eye to fall back into a more normal position.
Schedule A Consultation For Graves Disease Treatment in Chicago
Call (847) 291-6900 today if you wish are interested in learning more about Graves Disease or if you wish to determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure! You can also fill out our email contact form, and our staff will help you set up an appointment with Dr. Daniel Tresley.
*Individual results may vary