Thyroid Eye Disease in Las Vegas, NV

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What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease (TED), thyroid orbitopathy, or Graves' eye disease is a condition that develops in patients with overactive thyroids. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that attacks the thyroid gland, resulting in an overproduction of thyroid hormones. This imbalance usually causes tissue around the eyes to swell or bulge. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, seasoned ophthalmic plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint offers a variety of treatment options to help manage the symptoms of TED. If you have a thyroid disorder and have noticed changes in the contours of your eyes or vision, reach out to our practice today to schedule an exam.

What Are the Causes and symptoms of thyroid orbitopathy?

Typically, most patients with Graves' disease struggle with thyroid orbitopathy. The most common signs and symptoms of this condition include bulging of the eyes (proptosis), puffiness around the eyes, blurred vision, pressure pain, redness, grittiness or dryness, difficulty closing the eyelids or moving the eyes, and sensitivity to bright light. In some cases, TED can lead to severe inflammation that can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss. Seeking professional treatment is the best way to manage symptoms and prevent further damage.

What Are the Risk Factors of Thyroid Eye Disease?

There are a number of things that could increase your risk of developing thyroid eye disease. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, we notice that our patients who develop this condition tend to do so because of a number of factors, including:

  • Being a female
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Radioiodine treatments

I love this man! I had ptosis right eye. Insurance covered most of it. He was a CLASS ACT and very likable, from start to finish and will be the same for you. Even prepping for surgery, with my blood pressure off the charts taking hours of medical staffs time and then having to cancel and reschedule my surgery ($$$$ time/oppty) he was SO COOL about it it. Left a huge impression. Anyway, now with procedure complete, my eyes are absolutely exactly semetrical for the 1st time in 10 years. His nurses, Desiree, and the "musician with man bun lol" anesthesiologist were perfect for what i needed. I just cant give a big enough 10. P.S. He even played Lidacris in the OR for me and i know he died but it really helped me:) Dr. Myint is a perfectionist with a personality. Rare combo:) Choose him.

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Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! My results are perfect and I couldn’t be happier!Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!!

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Dr.Myint and his staff are exceptional. I had my first surgery with him January 29,2020. It was Ptosis surgery to my right eye. I was extremely nervous. His staff made me feel so at ease. Everything was thoroughly explained to me and I was checked on multiple times. The surgery went very well and I recovered quickly. I was so impressed and overjoyed with the results. In June I started to notice it was starting to slightly droop. I went in to see Dr.Myint again because he did such an amazing job the first time, I wanted him to do the revision for my 2nd time. My second surgery I had, I wasn’t as nervous because I knew what to expect. However; that never stopped the exceptional care I received that day. From the moment I got there, Brittany greeted me and brought me down to be prepped. She’s always a delight to see. She gave me everything I needed and made me feel calm and comfortable. Julie the nurse was AMAZING. I am terrified of needles and when she went to put my IV in , it was painless!The anesthesiologist even remembered me from my first surgery. I though that was very sweet. Dr.Myint comes in and makes sure you are ready and will address any last minute questions you may have for him which I find to be exceptional care. The surgery went great once again! I can’t thank Dr. Myint and his staff for making me feel at home while being in their care. I went back a week later to take out my stitches and Brittany was very gentle. She has the best customer service skills which is very much appreciated! Dr.Myint and his staff are truly amazing and will definitely not only meet but exceed your expectations! I highly recommend!!!!

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I am a 64-year-old beautiful black woman that can still cut a rug on the dance floor, and and I needed surgery for my right eye due to glaucoma with multiple surgery with the pressure being high in my right eye.Dr.Shiob Myint performed a Ptosis on the right upper lid (aka) a eye lift because the eye was looking sleepy...it happen because the eye comes from having those surgeries done to the eye. I wanted to look normal again that's probably just the diva in me.I was concerned if perhaps I would get a keloid or if it wouldn't work. Dr Shoib Myint said that was no problem that he could do it, but he also explains the risks but in my heart and soul and the recommendation that I had from him I knew he could do it. Now my family and friends tell me girlllll you look great and I'm still healing.Dr Shiob Myint brought back my confidence I can lift my head up and look at people not them seeing the eye that I had before...Dr Shoib Myint and his staff treated me great my insurance didn't pay for the surgery but I also had options that they were willing to work with me but I was able to get it done anyways, with that being said I'm going back to see him again just to do a few more little touch-ups you know little aging but I know that my face is going to be in good hands🤗😁😁😁😁 Thank you so much Dr.Shoib Myint and staff🙏🏽

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Had Ptosis surgery, I was absolutely terrified. Dr. Myint and his staff were fantastic, had no pain or any discomfort really, a little bruising but not bad at all! My whole experience was great! I highly recommend Dr. Myint he did a great job. Many thanks again Dr. Myint

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How is it diagnosed?

If your symptoms indicate that perhaps your thyroid is responsible for your vision problems, there are a number of steps to be taken at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery to diagnose your problem. Bloodwork will be the first step taken, to assess your thyroid hormonal and antibody levels. These levels may be either too high or too low, if thyroid orbitopathy is at play. Additional diagnostic examinations may include an ultrasound or other imaging of your eyes, which can help to rule out any additional causes or diagnoses.

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What is the Treatment for thyroid orbitopathy?

Dr. Myint is a skilled orbital and reconstructive surgeon who has years of extensive experience in treating thyroid eye disease. Treatment will be different for every patient depending on the severity of their condition and symptoms. The most common forms of therapy include artificial tear drops, steroids, immunosuppression medications, radiation therapy, orbital decompression surgery, blepharoplasty, and eye muscle surgery. The overall goal of treatment is to manage the disease, reduce pain, protect the eyes, and improve vision for long-term ocular health.

What to Expect After Treatment for Thyroid Orbitopathy

Because there is a wide range of treatments and procedures used to address the symptoms of thyroid eye disease, including medications, steroids, surgery, and others, the details of recovery and what to expect can vary significantly from patient to patient. Following your consultation and examination, Dr. Myint will discuss his recommended treatment plan at length and will provide comprehensive information on the recovery process, aftercare instructions, follow-up guidelines, and other details unique to your particular case.

Average Cost

$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Recovery Time

1 – 3 Months

Average Procedure Time

1 – 2 Hours

Procedure Recovery Location

Outpatient

Can stress cause thyroid eye disease?

In some cases, yes. Stress has been known to increase the risk of developing thyroid eye disease. Additionally, stress can cause symptoms for patients who already have it.

Is thyroid eye disease painful?

Yes. Often, thyroid eye disease is associated with pain or aching behind the eyes. This feeling can be especially prominent when looking up, sideways, or moving the eyes.

Is thyroid eye disease serious? Can it cause blindness?

Many people with thyroid eye disease are concerned about it causing blindness. Most patients with thyroid eye disease will only have mild symptoms; however, about 3 - 5% of patients will have serious problems, which can include vision loss.

What are the common problems related to thyroid eye disease?

Because thyroid eye disease (Graves’ disease) attacks the tissue around the eyes, the most common problems include:

  • Dry irritated eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eyelid retraction
  • Eye protrusion
  • Vision loss
Will my eyes go back to normal after treatment for thyroid eye disease?

While some patients will see a return to a more normal state for their eyes, many will not. In some cases, their eyes may even worsen after medical treatment has stabilized their thyroid condition. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek treatment. Getting treatment for thyroid eye disease is essential to preventing eye damage and vision loss and improving your overall health.

manage your disease

Early detection and treatment are key to managing TED. If you've been experiencing any of the above symptoms, we invite you to call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to set up an appointment with Dr. Shoib Myint. In many cases, insurance plans tend to cover part of the costs of treatment for thyroid eye disease. Our team can reach out to your provider to review your benefits and discuss out-of-pocket costs during your initial consultation.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.