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Subspecialties Comprehensive, Basic & Translational Research

Bulge, Begone

Thyroid eye disease is rare, but its effects are significant. The condition is associated with outward bulging of the eye and can cause eye pain, double vision, and light sensitivity, which can be severe enough to affect daily activities. But there is hope. Teprotumumab has become the first FDA-approved medicine for thyroid eye disease after a study found that it improves eye bulging, regardless of patient gender, age, or smoking status.

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