Bella’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas talks to his teenage patient, Bella, and her mom, Cheree. Although Graves’ disease can strike at any time, its symptoms are generally not as severe for young, non-adult patients. Unfortunately for Bella, that was not the case. Bella’s Graves’ Disease Symptoms Around age 12, she… Read More »

The Warning Signs of Optic Neuropathy

Dr. Douglas continually ensures that his current and prospective patients are as informed about any and all complications that can arise from thyroid eye disease. One very serious, though rare, condition that can occur is called optic neuropathy, which is damage to the optic nerve. Sign 1: Dry Eye and Blurry Vision Many patients with… Read More »

What is Teprotumumab?

  In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. RaymondDouglas answers the question “What is Teprotumumab?” Dr. Douglas and his team have been leaders in the clinical trials of teprotumumab; a new drug that helps to minimize and reverse thyroid eye disease. There is a lot of information to know about this unique, new drug,… Read More »

Angelica’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

Angelica was diagnosed with Graves’ disease at a young age. She did everything right, got the treatment she needed, and felt great. She had radioactive iodine to control her thyroid, and her symptoms seemed to vanish. But as the years went on, a new issue arose: her appearance began to change. Slowly her right eye… Read More »

4 Facts About Under Eye Hollows

Recently, FabFitFun.com reached out to Dr. Raymond Douglas to learn more about under eye hollows and how to treat them. Below are some highlights from the interview, specifically 4 facts about under eye hollows. 1. A Changing Appearance. Under eye hollows, along with under eye bags, are a result of aging. Naturally occurring changes to… Read More »

Guide to Orbital Decompression Recovery

Guide To Orbital Decompression Recovery

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas shares his Guide to Orbital Decompression Recovery. Dr. Douglas completes hundreds of orbital decompression surgeries per year and can confidently say that no two surgeries are alike. However, what most surgeries do have in common is the recovery process. Relatively pain-free and quick, you will… Read More »

3 Ways Graves’ Disease Changes Your Face Shape - Dr Douglas

3 Ways Graves’ Disease Changes Your Face Shape

Did you know that Graves’ disease changes your face shape? If your answer is no, don’t worry, we are here to provide you with a lot of information on this topic. Even many physicians don’t really know or understand that Graves’ disease and Thyroid Eye Disease affect more than just the eyes and the tissue… Read More »

Graves’ Disease Support Groups

In addition to helping his patients be themselves again through medical procedures, surgery, and lifestyle advice, there is another point of pride that Dr. Raymond Douglas makes a priority – connecting patients through Graves’ Disease Support Groups. Many patients of Dr. Douglas’ sought help from others and now are now returning the favor by helping… Read More »

New Data from Phase 3 Teprotumumab Trial (OPTIC) Shows Dramatic Reduction in Proptosis, or Eye Bulging, the Main Cause of Morbidity in Active Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

— Efficacy Demonstrated Across Measures Not Addressed by Current Therapies — — New Data at the 2019 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Scientific and Clinical Congress Demonstrates Significant Proptosis Reduction and Improvement in Overall Response Rate — DUBLIN – April 26, 2019 – Horizon Pharma plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) today announced that new data from… Read More »

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