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Subspecialties Oculoplastics

Treating Active TED

Recently presented Phase III clinical data show that teprotumumab significantly reduces double vision and improves the quality of life among patients with active thyroid eye disease (TED). Also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy, the progressive autoimmune disease attacks the tissues behind the eyes (causing them to bulge outwards) and the muscles in the eyes, which become inflamed and scarred. Not only can the disease cause significant visual impairment, leading to a reduced ability to perform daily tasks, but the resulting changes in patients’ appearance can also affect mental health (1, 2).

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