Due to inclement weather, all Eye Consultants of Atlanta Offices will not open until 12:00PM, with exception of snellville which will open at 10:00AM, October 29,2020.
Eye Consultant Atlanta’s team will be calling all patients with an appointment this morning to help you reschedule.
Thyroid eye disease (TED) can cause inflammation and associated swelling of the muscles that allow the eye to move in different directions. Since each muscle does not swell the exact same amount, this may result in double vision or blurred vision. Evaluation and treatment of abnormal thyroid levels in your bloodstream by your primary physician or endocrinologist is important. Even when the thyroid function studies are normal, there may be eye findings related to the thyroid. Careful expert monitoring of any changes in vision, eye pressure, lid retraction or proptosis (bulging eyes) should be done on a routine basis in patients with known thyroid disease. In addition, your doctor will do a careful examination of the back of the eye to look for changes in the optic nerve. Visual field (peripheral vision) testing should also be done regularly. Surgical intervention may be suggested, including orbital decompression, eye muscle surgery, and/or eyelid surgery.
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