Reviewed by Dr. Michael Kessler, DC — Graves’ Eye Disease, also known as Graves’ ophthalmopathy or thyroid eye disease, is a rare condition that can affect people with hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism is most commonly caused by a condition known as Graves’ disease. Yet Graves’ disease and Graves’ eye disease are not necessarily related in the way you might think.
Instead, the two conditions get caught up in a rather strange cycle.
What Is Graves’ Disease?
Graves’ disease (not specifically affecting eyes) is an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The disease causes the immune system
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