Thyroid eye disease symptoms

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The clinical presentation of thyroid eye disease is highly variable, from mild cases to more severe ones that can compromise vision. Once the disease begins, the period of inflammatory activity is between 6 and 18 months. 

Some of the symptoms that may be associated with thyroid eye disease are: 

Test assessing the height of the lacrimal meniscus

Eyelid retraction: the eyelids are more open than normal

Woman with protrusion in the eyes. Jumping eyes

Exophthalmia: the eyeballs protrude outwards.

Double vision

Alteration of ocular motility: double vision (diplopia)

Watch out for a tear

Sensation of presence of foreign body; eye irritation and watering due to corneal exposure

Woman with a normal eye and the other swollen

Swelling of the eyelid (palpebral or periocular oedema)

Blurred person, representing blurred vision

Decreased visual acuity due to compressive optic neuropathy (5% of cases).

Substantiated information by:

Jessica Matas Fassi

Published: 14 June 2022
Updated: 22 June 2022

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