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Managing Eye Disease Caused by Thyroid Imbalances Beverly Hills, CA
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Thyroid disease (also known as Graves’ disease) is an extremely common autoimmune condition that is caused by an overactive thyroid. Although it can affect men, women are 7-8 more times likely to have the condition than their male counterparts.

One of the most common side-effects of thyroid disease is “thyroid-associated orbitopathy” (TAO) or “Graves’ orbitopathy,” which can cause symptoms of pain, problems with eye movement, dry eyes, vision loss, redness, and especially swelling.

The swelling can be so severe in fact, that the eyes are pushed forward and appear to be bulging out.

Is there a way to correct the unhealthy “bulge” look that TAO can cause? With a highly experienced oculoplastic surgeon on your side, yes!

Treatments for Bulging Eyes Due to Thyroid Disease

When medication for your hyperthyroidism isn’t enough to counteract the aesthetic consequences of the disease, it may be time to turn to a plastic surgery specialist that specifically treats areas surrounding the eyes, like board certified surgeon Dr. Kami Parsa.

During surgery, orbital decompression techniques can reduce the pressure on the eyes to prevent blindness and correct severe eye extrusion. The eyelids can also be repositioned to help offer some relief throughout the day for individuals who struggle with dry, irritated eyes.

The surgery involves the removal of excess fat from the “walls” of the orbit surrounding the eye. The orbit itself can sometimes be adjusted as well. Because of how the procedure is completed, any small incisions are hidden below the eyelids or within creases of the eyes, making them less noticeable or invisible to others.

Do you struggle with bulging eyes due to thyroid disease? Schedule a consultation with our Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgery expert today!

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

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Based on 29 reviews

Dr. Parsa is not only an amazing surgeon! He is also very caring and meticulous! His expertise shows in his wonderful bedside manner overall knowledge of his field. I appreciate his knowledge, advice and professionalism for over 6 years. I trust him with my eyes and refers him to my family and friends! His staff is trusting and caring and I love seeing them!

Erica D.

Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am to have found you. I am deeply grateful for you, for your generosity and caring nature as pertaining to my medical condition. As you know, I was apprehensive about having further surgery, but you are and have been reassuring and confident in the type of procedure you would perform in order to fix my eyelid from the beginning. The fact that you are not pushy and gave me the time and space to make the decision on my own allowed me to prepare myself mentally and emotionally, that really made a difference. Besides from that, your continuous generosity made me confident that you were the right doctor for the task at hand. You will never know how appreciative I am of that. I would also like to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the surgery. I have not felt this comfortable in years. My parents are also very grateful since this was my 14th surgery. You have a true gift. Thank you again for your patience, time, concern, and overall care. I pray that God continues to give you strength to help people who truly need life-changing medical procedures.

Sophia P.

Dr. Parsa is an amazing doctor. Warm and very caring. I had my eyes done a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parsa likes to take the conservative approach which I greatly appreciate in a doctor when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I also go to Dr. Parsa for Botox and he always knows just the right amount. The staff in Dr. Parsa's office are all terrific!

Todd H.