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New Survey Finds Impact of TED on Quality of Life Continues Beyond Acute Into Chronic Phase


Findings from a new quality of life (QOL) assessment on thyroid eye disease (TED) indicate that the impact on patients extends well beyond its active phase and into the chronic phase.

The results, announced by Horizon Therapeutics at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2021 virtual annual meeting, demonstrate a challenge to traditional knowledge of the phases of TED.

“A common belief is that once a patient progresses to the chronic phase of the disease, symptoms diminish and the impact on quality of life improves,” said Kimberly Cockerham, MD, adjunct clinical associate professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine and primary author of the study, in a company news release.

 

 

New Survey Finds Impact Of TED On Quality Of Life Continues Beyond Acute Into Chronic Phase