Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness

The International Orbital Institute is dedicated to raising awareness and providing valuable information about thyroid eye disease and treatment options. To achieve this, we have created the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Facebook group to educate patients and their families about the disease and the gamut of treatment options, create a community of support, and provide patients with hope that they can return to their “pre-disease self” again.

Furthermore, we partner with the non-profit Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDATF). This Foundation has helped thousands of patients better understand the symptoms and treatment programs for Graves’ disease.

Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Webinar

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Webinar series. Our first webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 9th from 9am to 10am PST.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
9am – 10am PST (12pm – 1pm EST)
Register here

Talks and Q&A session with experts:

Hear lectures by two expert doctors, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Real Patient Experience:

We will have a thyroid eye disease survivor, Christina, joining us for our first webinar. She will be discussing her experience with the disease and treatment.

Registration is now open!

Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education

Dr. Douglas started the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education Facebook page because he knew that people needed a place to easily find information about thyroid eye disease, as well as connect with others who are experiencing the same difficulties and symptoms as they are. This Facebook page has become more than just a page, it has truly become a community. Please join us so you can stay up to date on the most recent treatment options and connect with others going through the same thing as you.

Thyroid Thursdays

Every Thursday on the Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness & Education page, as well as on Instagram and Youtube, Dr. Douglas releases new videos or information more specifically about thyroid disease. He often invites thyroid disease specialists to join him in his efforts to further educate patients about their disease.

Here are a few examples of our Thyroid Thursday videos:

Thyroid Eye Disease & How it Relates to the Disease

Thyroid Treatment Options

We are honored to partner with the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation! Their mission is to educate, encourage, and empower. The Foundation works to provide support to individuals affect by Graves’ disease, to increase public awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of the disease, to educate health care professions about developments in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease, and to fund vital research to find the cause and cure for this autoimmune disease.

Patient Events

GDATF regularly hosts patient and family events and conferences to further educate patients about their disease. Dr. Douglas has been a guest speaker at many of these events, along with other physicians, researchers and allied health providers.


GDAFT has a wonderful Facebook page that is constantly being updated with new articles and information to educate patients.

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