Active vs Inactive Thyroid Eye Disease

Identify Thyroid Eye Disease early before lasting damage occurs

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) changes over time. For most people, TED goes from Active to Inactive. During Active TED, your signs and symptoms will first appear. Scarring may also start behind your eye.

TED may be Active for a limited time, so an early diagnosis is important. Medicines only help while the disease is Active.

After a while, the disease will change from Active to Inactive. During Inactive TED, some changes may go away. But others may become permanent.

Timeline of Thyroid Eye Disease


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