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U.S. Physician Survey Illustrates the Devastating Impact of Thyroid Eye Disease on Patient Quality of Life


Horizon Therapeutics plc today announced results of a U.S. physician survey showing that endocrinologists and ophthalmologists perceive Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) to have a significant burden on their patients’ quality of life (QOL). TED is a serious, progressive and vision-threatening rare autoimmune disease associated with proptosis (eye bulging), diplopia (double vision), blurred vision, pain, inflammation and facial disfigurement. The analysis was accepted as a poster presentation at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 29th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress and was published in a special supplement of Endocrine Practice.

“This analysis shows that physicians are acutely aware of the significant burden TED has on their patients, including not only the painful eye symptoms, but also the major impact on mental health, social interactions, driving and employment,” said Yao Wang M.D., neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

U.S. Physician Survey Illustrates The Devastating Impact Of Thyroid Eye Disease On Patient Quality Of Life
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