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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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Orbital Decompression: What to Expect

Unusual bulging of the eyes is commonly referred to as proptosis. This condition is believed to develop secondary to a thyroid problem. In any situation, extensive protrusion of the eyes from the sockets can be emotionally disruptive. Many people with proptosis seek treatment to restore facial symmetry and improve physical comfort by reducing pressure on… 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 »


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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 »


Rebecca’s Thyroid Eye Disease Journey

“I would like to share my thyroid eye disease journey and my story about meeting my “Prince Charming” and how fitting he would be found in Beverly Hills, Ca where a lot of the movie stars live. Only my prince would be a doctor – Dr. Raymond Douglas. Not just a doctor but in my… Read More »


The Impact of Graves’ Disease on Dry Eyes

Hi, I’m Dr. Raymond Douglas, in Beverly Hills. For today’s Thyroid Thursday episode, I want to talk to everyone a little bit about the impact of Graves’ disease on dry eye. One thing that I want people to know, is that patients with thyroid eye disease often have very severe dry eye. And that’s because… Read More »


Eyelid Retraction in Graves’ Disease

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Graves’ disease specialist, Dr. Raymond Douglas, talks about eyelid retraction in Graves’ disease patients. What is eyelid retraction? Eyelid retraction occurs when there is an abnormal elevation of the upper eyelid (so the upper eyelid rests higher above the cornea/iris) and/or there is an abnormal elevation of the… Read More »


How is Graves' disease diagnosed

How is Graves’ Disease Diagnosed?

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Douglas is joined by endocrinologist, Dr. Pejman Cohan, to discuss the topic – How is Graves’ disease diagnosed? Dr. Douglas: Hi, I’m Dr. Raymond Douglas, and I’m an oculoplastic and orbit specialist here in Beverly Hills, California. And today, we’re talking about Graves’ Disease and we’re talking… Read More »


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