Graves' ophthalmopathy

The bulging red eyes caused by Graves' ophthalmopathy

Graves' ophthalmopathy, also called thyroid eye disease, is a frequent complication of hyperthyroidism. People with Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop eye problems, including bulging, reddened eyes; sensitivity to light; and blurring or double vision. The amount of eye bulging is not related to the severity of the hyperthyroidism.

Current as of: July 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
David C.W. Lau MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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