Category Archives: Thyroid Eye Disease

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 »

How to Cure Graves’ Disease

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses how to cure Graves’ disease. Understanding Graves’ Disease Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition that starts in the bone marrow, and attacks several organs, including the thyroid. Unfortunately, it also attacks both the skin and the issue around the eye. As with any autoimmune… Read More »

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Graves Disease and the Cheeks

When we discuss the various aspects of Graves Disease, it is usually the effect that irregular thyroid function has on the eyes. As an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid eye disease, Dr. Raymond Douglas is aware of additional changes that irregularity may cause in the face. Here, we discuss the issue of… Read More »

Multiple sclerosis and Graves' disease

Multiple Sclerosis and Graves’ Disease

Typically, Multiple Sclerosis and Graves’ Disease have little interaction. However, new information from a recent study found an overlap of the two. The new study showed that over 50% of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who use the drug LEMTRADA went on the develop Graves’ Disease. What is Multiple Sclerosis? MS is a disease in which… Read More »

Thyroid Eye Disease Beverly Hills, CA

Types of Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is an autoimmune condition that is commonly referred to as Graves’ disease. This medical problem occurs when immune cells perceive the tissue around the eyes as a danger. As cells attack this tissue, the muscles or fat around the eyes expands with inflammation. As a result, the eyes may feel dry… Read More »

Celebrities with Thyroid Disease

We all seem to enjoy knowing that celebrities experience the same things that we do in life. In fact, there are many celebrities with thyroid disease. In respect to the recent passing of President George HW Bush, for this week’s Thyroid Thursday topic Dr. Raymond Douglas talks about autoimmune thyroid disease and Graves’ disease, which affected the… Read More »

Christina's Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

Christina’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

Christina, a thyroid eye disease patient of Dr. Raymond Douglas, shares her thyroid eye disease journey with us!   Dr. Douglas How were you diagnosed with thyroid eye disease? Christina I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2006 and I controlled it with medication on and off for a few years. In 2011, my endocrinologist… Read More »

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Reshaping the Face with Buccal Fat Pad Removal

In many cases, the extent of care for patients with Graves’ eye disease focuses only on ocular symptoms. As a world-renowned specialist in treating thyroid eye disease, Dr. Raymond Douglas understands that the eyes may just be the starting point of concern. In our Beverly Hills office, we appreciate the need for full facial symmetry… Read More »

Ted’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

Ted, an orbital decompression patient of Dr. Raymond Douglas, tells us about his thyroid eye disease journey. Ted I was diagnosed in 2000 with Graves’ disease. I was being very stubborn and didn’t go to the doctor – I had trouble sleeping, I lost 60 pounds and I was always exhausted. My wife looked at… Read More »

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