What is Graves’ disease? Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder which can result in the overproduction of thyroid hormones. This condition is more commonly known as hyperthyroidism.

Some people may experience signs and symptoms of a condition known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy. These signs and symptoms may include:

  • Bulging eyes
  • Excess tearing
  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Gritty sensation in the eyes
  • Pressure and pain in the eyes
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Red or inflamed eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Limited eye movements

It is important to see an Ophthalmologist once you have been diagnosed with this disease. Your eye doctor will work closely with your family physician or endocrinologist to provide the best possible care for your vision.

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