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What is thyroid eye disease ( TED )? TED is an autoimmune disease in which the eye muscles and fatty tissue behind the eye become inflamed. This inflammation can push the eyes forward (“staring” or “bulging”) or cause the eyes and eyelids to become red and swollen.
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TED can first present with photophobia, erythema or redness of the eyes or eyelids, a feeling of grittiness, excessive tearing, or dry eyes. However, these are often confused with other conditions, such as allergies or dry eye symptoms of other origins.
Fortunately, it is quite rare for patients to go blind from thyroid eye disease . On the other hand, many patients with thyroid eye disease do have serious difficulty with their vision owing to dryness, irritation, and exposure of the eyes .
The diagnosis of TED is clinical and is simplest where lid retraction or proptosis is present in a patient with a history of thyroid gland dysfunction. It is more difficult where these key ophthalmic signs are absent or where thyroid gland dysfunction is absent or unrecognised.
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