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Society for Endocrinology BES 2012

Nurse Session

Thyroid eye disease

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Thyroid eye disease: diagnosis and management

Ajjan Ramzi

Hyperthyroidism is a common condition mainly affecting the female population. The majority of individuals with hyperthyroidism have GravesÂ’ disease (GD), an autoimmune condition characterised by the presence of thyrotropin receptor stimulating antibodies. Extrathyroidal manifestations of GD may occur in up to 50% of patients, in the form of thyroid eye disease (TED) and less commonly pretibial myxoedema. TED, an inflammatory condition of the orbit, is usually mild but can...

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Thyroid eye disease - case presentation

Morris Margaret

Case presentation to demonstrate the presentation and treatment of patients with Thyroid Associated Orbitopathy with particular reference to the role of the Endocrine Nurse in their management.Declaration of interest: There is no conflict of interest that could be perceived as prejudicing the impartiality of the research reported.Funding: No specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sector.<...

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My thyroid eye disease journey

McLaren Julie

At 39 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and commenced on Prednisolone by my Endocrinology team. There followed 18 months under my local Eye Hospital. I was started on Azathioprine. The Prednisolone was then gradually decreased to nil and then the Azathioprine decreased to nil. Now that my TED was inactive I transferred to Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH). In 1 year I had bilateral lateral wall decompressions, bilateral upper lid surgery & bilateral lower lid surg...