How does Dr. Warner treat Graves’ Thyroid Eye Disease?

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Warner provides medication, orbital decompression, eyelid retraction repair, and surgery to treat Graves’ Thyroid Eye disease. If you experience eye conditions (such as eyelid retraction or strabismus) as a result of this disease and you live in the Orlando area, schedule a consultation to find out how Dr. Warner can help you.


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What is Tepezza?

Tepezza is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of thyroid eye disease. This medication is administered via infusion for a total of 8 infusions. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Warner to see if you are a candidate for Tepezza.

What is orbital decompression?

Orbital decompression aims to create more space within the eye socket by removing or repositioning the bone and tissues, allowing the eyes to return to a more natural position. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, and Dr. Warner will carefully access the eye socket through incisions hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids or inside the mouth.

Different techniques may be used, including removing a portion of the orbital bone or fat, or repositioning the orbital tissues. Following surgery, you may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with pain medications and cold compresses. It is important to note that orbital decompression does not directly treat the underlying thyroid condition but focuses on improving the eye-related symptoms.

By creating more space in the eye socket, orbital decompression can provide significant relief, restore a more natural eye appearance, and improve overall eye function and comfort for individuals with Graves’ disease.

What is eyelid retraction repair?

Eyelid retraction repair involves various techniques depending on the severity and type of your eyelid retraction. Dr. Warner may use procedures such as eyelid lengthening or shortening, as well as tissue grafting or muscle repositioning to restore a more natural eyelid position. The surgery is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, and recovery time varies depending on the extent of the repair.

Following the procedure, you can expect improved eyelid symmetry, reduced exposure-related symptoms, enhanced eye comfort, and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Eyelid retraction repair plays a vital role in restoring not only the physical balance of the eyes but also the overall well-being and quality of life for individuals affected by Graves’ disease.

What is single stage, intra-operative adjustable strabismus surgery?

Single-stage, intra-operative adjustable strabismus surgery is a specialized procedure used in the treatment of strabismus, a condition often associated with Graves’ disease. Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, can occur due to the imbalanced muscle function caused by the disease. This innovative surgical approach offers several advantages over traditional methods by allowing real-time adjustment of muscle tension during the operation.

Dr. Warner will place adjustable sutures on the eye muscles, enabling precise alignment and optimal positioning of the eyes. This adjustability allows for fine-tuning of the eye alignment immediately after the procedure, ensuring the best possible outcome. The adjustment can be performed while you are under anesthesia, eliminating the need for additional surgeries in most cases.

This technique offers improved accuracy and customization, promoting better alignment, binocular vision, and a more cosmetically appealing appearance. By providing a single-stage solution and real-time adjustments, this procedure enhances the success rates and overall satisfaction of patients undergoing strabismus surgery related to Graves’ disease.

Schedule a consultation with a board certified surgeon in Orlando

Dr. Warner’s goal is to improve both the aesthetic appearance of your eyes and your overall ocular comfort. To find out which treatment is best for you, call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to request a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando. We look forward to seeing you!

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A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.