Complex Thyroid Eye Disease Cases
Every individual with thyroid eye disease (TED) has a unique presentation of the disease and must be evaluated on an individualized basis to ensure the best treatment plan. At the International Orbital Institute, our TED experts pride themselves on offering the most cutting-edge and customized surgical treatments for our patients. Our director, Dr. Raymond Douglas, is the world’s leading expert in TED treatment and orbital decompression, so you can rest assured that when you undergo surgery with Dr. Douglas you are in the best hands possible, not matter how complex your disease may be.
In some cases, patients are born with a very small cheekbones and prominent eyes. These patients often require augmentation of the cheek with a cheek implant in addition to moving the eyes back. When having surgery with Dr. Douglas, he can perform both of these procedures during one surgery to achieve achieve superior results. It is very important to find an expert surgeon, like Dr. Douglas, who understands what this subset of patients needs in order to achieve dramatic results in just one operation.
Below are 2 examples of patients who presented with small cheekbones and prominent eyes. You can the life changing results Dr. Douglas was able to achieve for both of them.
This patient came to us with Graves’ disease and had very small cheekbones. This makes surgery more complex, as we must augment the cheeks and decrease the eye bulging. He underwent cheek augmentation with custom carved cheek implants and bilateral decompression to achieve superior results.
This patient came to Dr. Douglas with severe proptosis and small cheekbones. He also experienced constant tearing, pain and pressure in his eyes. Dr. Douglas performed a customized combined procedure to augment his cheeks and decompress the orbit all in one surgery. The results were very successful – 7 mm in propstosis reduction and improved eyelid function, in addition to achieving a more natural looking appearance.
Why Choose The International Orbital Institute?
At the International Orbital Institute, our team of thyroid eye disease experts provides patients with the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive approaches to orbital decompression, no matter how complex your disease may be. Every surgery we perform is customized to the specific requirements and goals of the patients, as we know no two patients are exactly the same. This personalized approach allows us to not only correct the functional issues of TED, but to also improve the aesthetic appearance of the eye so you can look and feel like your pre-disease self again!
Furthermore, our dedication to advancing treatments for TED patients means that our patients are always receiving the best treatments possible and we do everything we can to minimize the risks of surgery.
Contact Us Today!
If you or a loved one is suffering from Thyroid Eye Disease, please contact the International Orbital Institute so we can help! Our mission is to provide our patients with personalized care so they can feel like themselves again! Our team of experts is here to evaluate your disease and develop a customized treatment plan to ensure you get the results you deserve. Please call us today to schedule your consultation – (310) 657-4302
For patients who live out of town, we also offer telemedicine consultations so we can speak via Skype from the comfort of your own home.