Thyroid Eye Disease is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system is producing factors that stimulate enlargement of the muscles that move the eye.
Some symptoms that can result from this disease include bulging of the eyes, retraction of the lids, double vision, decreased vision and ocular irritation.
Thyroid Eye Disease is often associated with abnormalities in the thyroid gland function. Patients with Thyroid Orbitopathy often notice blurred or double vision.
Pain is not usually a major finding in thyroid patients; however, patients may experience a mild irritation, light sensitivity or ache.