Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is best treated by a team of specialists, which may be made up of an ophthalmologist who specializes in TED (often an oculoplastic surgeon) and an endocrinologist. Together, these unique doctors have the ability—and experience—to manage your TED and guide you through the different issues and concerns you may face.
Remember, your insurance plan may require a referral from your primary care physician before you can see a specialist. Before you make an appointment, be sure to check the details of your insurance plan.
One of these eye specialists may be the first doctor you see specifically to diagnose and treat your TED. When it comes to your care, ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons do a number of things, such as:
Your endocrinologist specializes in glands and their hormones, like the thyroid and the important hormones your thyroid makes. Here are a few things you can expect your endocrinologist to do:
Have Graves’ disease and are experiencing eye symptoms? Find a TED specialist near you and request a baseline eye exam.