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November 14-20, 2022 is Thyroid Eye Disease Week

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week, from November 14 to 20, 2022, aims to increase knowledge and understanding of this autoimmune disorder. With TED, the immune system causes inflammation and swelling and triggers muscle tissue and fat production. Prevent Blindness offers free educational materials about the disease, risk factors, and treatment options to patients, caregivers, and health professionals, including fact sheets, social media graphics in English and Spanish, and a webpage.  TED may cause eye pain, double or blurred vision, vision loss, and changes to physical appearance which can have a negative impact on quality of life. Some people also “experience depression anxiety, loss of independence, and reduced self-confidence.” For more information check out the press release announcing that “Prevent Blindness Declares Third Annual Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week.” An episode of the Focus on Eye Health Expert Series on Thyroid Eye Disease is available as well, featuring Prevent Blindness President and CEO Jeff Todd interviewing Sara Wexler, MD, FACS, professor of clinical ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and TED patient Stephen Bander.