Graves’ disease is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects approximately 1 in 100 Americans and is the predominant cause of hyperthyroidism. Graves’ disease occurs when your body’s immune system begins attacking your thyroid gland, causing an overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating how much body energy uses. If overproduction of thyroid hormones occurs, it will result in your body speeding up its metabolism and biological functions.
Although Graves is a relatively manageable autoimmune disease, it can significantly impact your vision. Approximately 1 and 3 people suffering from Graves’ disease will develop thyroid eye disease.
Thyroid eye disease inflames the behind and surrounding the eyes. As tissue surrounding the eyes becomes further inflamed, it pushes the eyes forward, preventing an individual from being able to close them.
Without the protection of your eyelids to keep your eyes moist and free of debris, thyroid eye disease will cause redness, irritation, loss of vision, double vision, and changes in appearance. If not managed, this illness can cause permanent vision loss.
The treatments for thyroid eye disease are ointments, eye drops, and oral supplements. Surgical intervention may be necessary if traditional medications fail to treat the condition. However, your doctor may try prescribing you Tepezza to reduce your symptoms and manage your illness to prevent surgery.
Tepezza is a biological drug that is the first and only FDA-approved medication to treat thyroid eye disease.
Tepezza contains an active drug called insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor inhibitors. Tepezza works by binding to autoantibodies to prevent these dangerous molecules from triggering your immune system to attack your body.
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