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Graves' Ophthalmopathy


Picture of the eyes of a person who has Graves' ophthalmopathy

Graves' ophthalmopathy is a frequent complication of hyperthyroidism. People with Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop eye problems, including bulging, reddened eyes; sensitivity to light; and blurring or double vision. The amount of eye swelling is not related to the severity of the hyperthyroidism. This problem happens more often in people who smoke.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Last RevisedNovember 4, 2011

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