Thyroid eye disease, or Graves’ disease, can cause your eyes to bulge unattractively from your eye sockets. This defect in your appearance may damage your self-esteem and self-confidence, making it hard for you to put yourself forward.
Renowned oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Douglas treats new and existing patients with thyroid eye disease from his offices in Beverly Hills and Long Beach, California. Dr. Douglas contributed to the development of TEPEZZA treatments for bulging eyes due to thyroid eye disease.
If your self-esteem is low due to bulging eyes, talk to Dr. Douglas about your treatment options, including Tepezza, as soon as possible.
What does Tepezza treat?
Dr. Douglas was closely involved in the development of Tepezza, an FDA-approved medication designed to treat thyroid eye disease. Tepezza can effectively reduce or even reverse visible signs of thyroid eye disease, including:
- Bulging eyes
- Misaligned eyes
- Extraocular muscle size
- Double or blurry vision
Could you be a candidate for Tepezza?
Tepezza is intended for people with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ disease. If you’re under the age of 18, talk to Dr. Douglas about using Tepezza, as this treatment may not be right for younger patients.
You can use Tepezza if you’ve had previous eye or thyroid surgeries to address your condition, even if you’ve had your thyroid completely removed. Tepezza can still improve your quality of life, providing results comparable to those achieved with corrective surgery.
Dr. Douglas consults with you to determine if you could benefit most from Tepezza or corrective surgical treatment like orbital decompression.
Tepezza is not for people who are or expect to become pregnant within six months of the treatment’s 24-week duration, or people who are breastfeeding.
How does Tepezza work?
Clinical trials show that Tepezza improves quality of life by addressing the symptoms of thyroid eye disease.
You start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Douglas at one of his Los Angeles offices. Your screening can be conducted virtually in many cases through telehealth technology.
Dr. Douglas offers Tepezza infusions from his treatment center in Los Angeles. An infusion session takes about an hour. Your infusion is administered intravenously with an IV drip. You won’t need any downtime to recover after a Tepezza infusion treatment, and typically mild side effects like cramping, headaches, and fatigue fade rapidly.
Your Tepezza treatment plan may include scheduled infusions every three weeks for a 24-week treatment period. Many patients see results within just six weeks of starting Tepezza treatment, after about two infusion sessions. You’ll need all eight treatments in the Tepezza series to prevent your symptoms of thyroid eye disease from reappearing.
To learn more about Tepezza, contact Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD at one of his Los Angeles, California, locations today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or request your appointment online now.