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20 Questions About Thyroid Eye Disease


UW Health oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mark Lucarelli answers 20 questions about thyroid eye disease:

Question: I’m confused by the terminology. What is the difference between thyroid eye disease and Graves’ orbitopathy?
Answer: Thyroid eye disease, Graves’ orbitopathy, and Graves’ ophthalmopathy all refer to the same disease process.

Question: What are some reliable online resources for patients with thyroid eye disease?
Answer: The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation (formerly National Graves Disease Foundation) maintains a useful website at www.gdatf.org. Additionally, the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) maintains a website at www.thyroideyedisease.org with excellent content provided by physician experts. Another site that is useful for many patients with dry eyes is www.dryeyezone.com.

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