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How does thyroid disease affect your eyes?

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Your eyes need moisture. It helps them work the way they're supposed to and keeps them feeling healthy. Thyroid eye disease steals that moisture.

From: Dry Eyes and Thyroid Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center: "Thyroid Eye Disease (TED or Graves Eye Disease)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Thyroid Eye Disease."

British Thyroid Foundation: "Your Thyroid Gland."

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: "Thyroid Stimulating Antibodies Are Highly Prevalent in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Associated Orbitopathy."

Eye and Vision: "An overview of thyroid eye disease."

Medscape: "Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research : "Dry Eye Syndrome."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 04, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center: "Thyroid Eye Disease (TED or Graves Eye Disease)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Thyroid Eye Disease."

British Thyroid Foundation: "Your Thyroid Gland."

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: "Thyroid Stimulating Antibodies Are Highly Prevalent in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Associated Orbitopathy."

Eye and Vision: "An overview of thyroid eye disease."

Medscape: "Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)."

American Optometric Association: "Dry Eye."

Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research : "Dry Eye Syndrome."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 04, 2019

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