When one doesn’t want to stare!

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is one of the commonest conditions we encounter in an #oculoplastics clinic. It presents in various forms- acute, sub-acute, chronic, smoldering inflammation and sometimes quite silent. About 1/3rd of patients with TED are known to a have a sub-clinical silent course. While acute symptoms have debilitating morbidity with sight threatening features, the after effects of TED can have long lasting eye abnormalities like protruding eyeballs👀, squint👁️, staring look 😳and inability to close eyes causing eye dryness.

This lady first presented with Right upper eyelid retraction with normal thyroid profile values. However, clinically she had all the signs of the after effects of TED and was in the inactive stage of the disease. She was very upset by the abnormal lid position of her right eye.

The staring look of eyelid retraction in TED can be very awkward for patients while meeting people and in photos of themselves. This eyelid malposition can be easily corrected with a 30 minute procedure done under local anaesthesia with very predictable outcomes. This lady was very pleased with the outcome of the surgery as she’s back to her beautiful Pre-TED self.

⏲Surgery time: 30 mins
💉Anaesthesia: Done under Local
🗓️Downtime: 3-4 weeks
📈Duration of effect: Permanent
📠 Phone: +91 80 2502 3257
📩 E-mail:dr.raghuraj.hegde@gmail.com
🖥️ Website: www.drraghurajhegde.com

Published by Dr. Raghuraj Hegde

Free thinker| Poet| Writer| Traveller| Doctor| Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

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