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Category Archives: Thyroid Thursday

Cosmetic Decompression: Do’s and Don’ts

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses the major do’s and don’ts of cosmetic decompression procedures.  Do you do decompressions for anything other than TED?  Dr. Douglas is always asked if he does decompressions for anything other than thyroid eye disease and his answer is absolutely yes! He does most of… Read More »


What Is An Orbital and Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgeon?

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas defines Orbital and Aesthetic Oculoplastic surgery and why he entered this field.  What Is An Orbital and Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgeon?  Orbital and Aesthetic Oculoplastic surgeon who deals with all of the tissues around the eye. He was trained in ophthalmology and intraocular surgery but then… Read More »


Different Types of Orbital Decompression Surgery

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses the different types of Orbital Decompression Surgery.  What Is Orbital Decompression?  Orbital Decompression is a surgery that moves the eyes back into a normal position. An analogy used by Dr. Douglas is if you put ice cream on a small cone it will sit… Read More »


Patient Story – Customized Orbital Decompressiom

Every patient has their own unique journey once they are diagnosed with thyroid eye disease. For some people it causes a big physical change. For others it can really harm the functionality of their eyes. And sometimes it’s both of these examples and more. A recent patient of Dr. Douglas’ began having problems with double… Read More »


The Ultimate Thyroid Eye Disease Guide

  Dr. Douglas and his team know how difficult thyroid eye disease can be, and work very hard to provide as much information as possible to those who seek it. Dr. Douglas’ website, YouTube channel, and Instagram account are all fantastic places to seek out information and educational materials. He and his team constantly update… Read More »


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 »



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