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Category Archives: Eye Health

Early Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease

Early Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease is most often caused by hyperthyroidism, which itself could be the result of Graves disease. Most people who are diagnosed with Graves disease develop thyroid eye disease within six months. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder, and thyroid eye disease is the result of the body’s immune system creating new tissue, muscle, and fat behind the eye. 

These extra tissues, muscles, and fats can push the eye outward, making them bulge. This can lead to the eyelids retracting and not completely closing over the eye. When that happens, you risk permanent damage to your cornea, which would at that point be unprotected. Continue Reading

Thyroid Eye Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

Hyperthyroidism, or Graves disease, affects the body in a number of ways. One way is that it can result in thyroid eye disease. Even if you seek treatment for hyperthyroidism, the eye problems that it can cause may not be easily reversed without surgical intervention. Here are the symptoms of thyroid eye disease and the… Continue Reading

Are Your Sunglasses Up to the Challenge This Summer?

Sunglasses have become popular fashion accessories, often costing hundreds of dollars from designer brands. However, it is important to remember that sunglasses serve an incredibly important purpose by protecting the eyes from the sun. Many people forget that the sun’s UV rays can harm the eyes just like they can harm the skin. Wearing sunglasses… Continue Reading

A Basic Guide to Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ disease, is not nearly as well known as cataracts or glaucoma, but it is still a very important condition to understand. Thyroid eye disease causes the soft tissues and muscles in the eye socket to swell, most likely due to thyroid gland dysfunction. Mild cases of TED only… Continue Reading

A Routine Exam Might Save Your Life

There are many things you might think could save your life: an experienced ER surgeon, a fortuitously timed blood test, or reliable brakes on your car, for instance. But what about an eye exam? Most people think of an eye exam as the annual requirement to keep their glasses prescriptions up-to-date, but as one 8-year-old… Continue Reading

How Exactly Does the Eye Function?

The human eye can seem like quite a mystery. For such a small part of the body, it accomplishes an incredible task. But how? Vision cannot occur without light. When light reflects off an object, it enters the eye through the cornea, which is the transparent outer covering of the eye. All of the rays… Continue Reading

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Phone: (813) 971-3846

6950 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(Inside the office of The Pasadena Eye Center)
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Tampa, FL 33606

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Hudson, FL 34667

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