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thyroid eye diseaseThyroid eye disease is a term used for eye problems associated with over secretion of thyroid hormones.  Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the antibodies secreted by the body tissues start influencing the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. This condition is referred to as hyperthyroidism. Due to this disorder, the surrounding tissue of thyroid gland also becomes affected and it causesthe muscles around the eye to swell and bulged out. It is usually characterised by dryness, watering of the eyes and reduction in peripheral vision. Though this condition can be treated by an ophthalmologist, it is a time taking process. It takes a minimum of 2-3 years of time for the treatment to show it effectiveness and hence you must have the patience to undergo the treatment.

In general,women are more susceptible to these thyroid related disease than men. Also it is more likely to happen in people who have a tendency to develop auto immune disorder. It is believed that those people have certain genes which are linked to occurrence of auto immune diseases. Chain smokers are also a group who are vulnerable to this disease.Along with the eye treatment, it is also very important to bring down the thyroid hormone level to normal because itincreases the response time of treatment and hence a parallel treatment of thyroid gland and eye is done.

Since thyroid is such an important organ for the vital functioning of our body, great care should be taken in maintaining its health. According to some doctors, half of our health care will be done if we take good care of our thyroid gland. This is the reason why many good thyroid care specialist clinics have come in recent years.