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Thyroid Eye Disease Medical Dictionary

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source: TEDct – Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust

year: N/A


Our comprehensive medical dictionary serves as a point of reference for those unfamiliar with the TED terminology.

Euthyroid – Having normal thyroid gland function.

Graves’ Disease – An autoimmune condition causing an overactive thyroid gland, sometimes associated with Thyroid Eye Disease.

Hyperthyroid – Overactive thyroid.

People with thyroid disease sometimes develop an eye condition that causes the immune system to attack the muscles and other tissues around the eyes. Explore our comprehensive medical dictionary that serves as a point of reference for those unfamiliar with the TED terminology. – Underactive thyroid.

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) – An autoimmune condition affecting the tissues behind the eyes, usually related to dysfunction of the thyroid gland. 

Symptoms (What the Patient Describes)

Diplopia – “Double vision” i.e. seeing two of an object when there is only on.

Photophobia – Sensitivity to bright light.

Proptosis – Bulging or prominence of the eyes due to swelling of the soft tissues (fat and muscles) behind the eyes.

Squint/Strabismus – Misalignment of the eyes usually due to involvement of the muscles controlling eye movement, and usually associated with double vision.


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