The symptoms of Active Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) can change over time. Some symptoms may change slowly and others quickly. The sooner you spot changes, the better your doctor can manage the disease. Medicines have only been shown to help signs and symptoms during Active TED, so it’s important to catch symptoms early.
Noticing changes in your symptoms is an important part of managing TED. Not sure what signs and symptoms to look for? Use the A.C.T.I.V.E. tool to help you keep track and discuss them with your doctor.
Something as simple as a selfie a week can help keep track of TED. Your doctor can use these photos to check if the disease is getting worse.
Below are a few tips on how to take a good selfie:
Be sure to check your eyes frequently. Pick a day of the week for a regular symptom check. If you notice any changes, let your doctor know right away.
Have Graves’ disease and are experiencing eye symptoms? Find a TED specialist near you and request a baseline eye exam.