Thyroid Eye Disease: Minimally Invasive Orbital Decompression Surgery

Thyroid Eye Disease: Minimally Invasive Orbital Decompression Surgery

Thyroid Eye Disease: Minimally Invasive Orbital Decompression Surgery

Image:”Bug eyes seen in cross sectional CT imaging. Excess fat deposited in the orbits.

Double vision ,Loss of vision, and the Graves patient can be significantly disfigured.

More common in females between 30-50. Cosmetic issues of altered appearance is a major factor.

New techniques make smaller incisions and remove fat. Procedure can be done sooner on patients with less severe symptoms than waiting 18-24 months as in the past. Eyelid surgery is also done with small incisions.

UCLA Orbital Disease Center

Westwood

Robert Goldberg MD

Daniel Rootman MD

UCLA Dohney Eye Center

Pasadena

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