What is the thyroid eye disease?

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Thyroid eye disease is the most frequent inflammation of the orbit of the eyes. It is also the most common manifestation in patients with Graves' disease. 

Although it is frequently associated with hyperthyroidism, it can appear in people with hypothyroidism or those with no history of thyroid gland problems. 

The disease usually affects both eyes (85-95%) and, more frequently, women. However, it appears most frequently in two age bands: for women, 40-44 and 60-64 years old, and, in men, between 45-49 years and 65-69 years.

Substantiated information by:

Jessica Matas Fassi

Published: 14 June 2022
Updated: 22 June 2022

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