Grave's Disease Treatment in Chicago

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What Is Grave's Disease?

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body produces too much of a particular thyroid hormone. This condition can cause swelling of the tissue surrounding the eyes, as well as bulging, protruding eyes and eyelids. Grave’s disease can also present patients with symptoms that include double vision, muscle weakness, fatigue, weight loss, heat intolerance, and more. This disease can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in females between 20 to 40 years old. While an eyelid surgeon cannot cure the condition itself, we can still provide treatment that restores your eye area, reducing any bulging of the eyelids and keeping your beauty intact.

Grave's Disease Treatment Overview

Grave’s disease is typically treated with medications that reduce the production of thyroid hormones. However, symtoms of Grave’s disease that relate to your eyelids may require surgery in order to restore the area and prevent any further damage. At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we understand Grave’s disease can be a difficult condition to deal with, and our experienced eyelid surgeons are here to help you stay looking your best.

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Benefits of Lid Retraction Surgery

When Grave’s disease affects your eyelids, surgery can be a way to correct the protrusion and restore the area back to its original state. Our lid retraction surgery is designed to repair any bulging or drooping of the eyelids in order to improve vision and reduce facial disfigurement. During this procedure, our surgeon will remove excess tissue and tighten the eyelids in order to bring back a natural look. The benefits of our Grave’s disease treatment include improved vision, reduced facial disfigurement, and minimal scarring.

We understand Grave’s disease can be a difficult condition to manage. At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we want to provide Grave’s disease treatment in Chicago that is tailored specifically to you and your unique needs. With our experienced eyelid surgeon, Dr. Williams, and advanced technology, we will help you stay looking your best despite Grave’s disease. Contact us today to learn more about Grave’s disease treatment options, including lid retraction surgery. 

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Am I a Candidate for Grave's Disease Treatment?

If Grave’s disease has affected your eyelids, you may be a candidate for treatment at our practice. During your consultation with Dr. Williams, he will assess the area and provide you with personalized recommendations on how to best treat Grave’s disease in Chicago. With years of experience and advanced technology, we understand how to best restore your eyelid area and preserve your personal aesthetic. The first step is to set up a consultation and discuss Grave’s disease treatment with Dr. Williams and learn about your procedure options.

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After the Surgery: Recovery

Following Grave’s disease treatment, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure that your recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. Depending on the specifics of your Grave’s disease treatment, you may need to take certain medications or follow a special diet. It is important to follow all post-surgical instructions so that the your treatment in Chicago can be as successful as possible. Most patients can expect to take about 1-2 weeks off from their daily routine to focus on recovering from the procedure. However, this can vary and Dr. Williams will provide you with a personalized outline of what you can expect after your surgery.

After the Surgery: Results

Our surgical approach to Grave’s disease treatment is designed to provide you with long-lasting results. After the procedure, most patients experience improved vision, restored facial beauty, and minimal scarring. Grave’s disease treatment can help you to feel confident in your appearance and ensure your eye area is free of any further damage. While you may notice some immediate changes and benefits after your surgery, patients will see best results after a couple weeks as their swelling goes down.

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