Who is at risk for thyroid eye disease?
Thyroid eye disease is most commonly associated with people living with Graces’ disease, but the condition is possible in people with normal thyroid hormone levels, and in people with low levels (hypothyroidism).
• Females are affected more than males
• Normally in middle aged adults
• People with a family history of TED
• Smokers are affected up to 8 times more than non-smokers
• People undergoing radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism or Graves’ disease.
• People with low levels of selenium in their bloodstream.
What are the symptoms of thyroid eye disease?
The symptoms for thyroid eye disease differ from one person to the next...
• Redness or swelling of the eyes or eyelids
• Bulging eyes
• Blurred or double vision
• Pain behind the eye
• Watery eyes
• Difficulty moving the eyes
• Pain caused by bright lights