Thyroid Eye Disease

Dr. Tai Lai Yong

Ophthalmologist (orbit & lacrimal)

Thyroid eye disease can occur in up to 25-30% of patients with thyroid disease of which around 3-5% are severe. Due to the limited space in the orbit, this results in the feeling of tightness within the eye socket which pushes the eyeball forward (bulging eyes) and in severe cases, it can compress the optic nerve behind the eye

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