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 »

Buccal Fat Pad Removal Beverly Hills, CA

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 »

Mohs Surgery Beverly Hills, CA

When Mohs Leaves Scars

Mohs Micrographic surgery is an example of significant advancement in medicine. This microsurgical technique was in development for decades before use became widespread just a short time ago. Today, a large number of skin cancers are removed using Mohs surgery. The minimally invasive nature of the protocol is one benefit; accuracy is another. Ultimately, patients… 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 »

What is Strabismus?

This week, Dr. Stacy Pineles, a renowned strabismus specialist, joins Dr. Raymond Douglas to discuss “what is strabismus?” What is Strabismus? When patients have thyroid eye disease they often have double vision from the muscles getting large or scarred. This causes patients to see double. In these cases, looking up or side-to-side can cause a… Read More »

Graves' disease and pregnancy - Dr Raymond Douglas

Graves’ Disease and Pregnancy

Dr. Raymond Douglas sits down with Dr. Pejman Cohan, an endocrinologist in Beverly Hills, to discuss Graves’ disease and pregnancy. The two physicians discuss things such as thyroid management during pregnancy and whether or not the baby is at risk for also having Graves’ disease.   Thyroid Management During Pregnancy Graves’ disease is an autoimmune… Read More »

Renee's Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

Renee’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

One of our wonderful patients, Renee, joins Dr. Douglas for a video interview so she can share her thyroid eye disease journey with all of you!   Renee: There is hope for all of you! As hard as things may seem in the beginning, things get better and orbital decompression surgery is life-changing. As the… Read More »

What is a thyroidectomy - thyroid surgery

What is a thyroidectomy?

Today Dr. Babak Larian joins Dr. Raymond Douglas for Thyroid Thursday to discuss “What is a thyroidectomy?” Dr. Larian is an expert in thyroid function, disease, and treatment. Where is the thyroid? The thyroid gland is in the lower part of the neck. What does the thyroid gland do? The function of the thyroid gland… Read More »

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