Thyroid Eye Disease Before and After Photos

Thyroid eye disease — also called Graves’ disease — is a bulging of the eyes and eyelid retraction. This creates a “bug-eye” appearance in patients, which may cause them to look angry, worried, or afraid. Dr. Wulc gives each of his patients undivided, individual attention to help them look and feel more like they did before this condition altered their appearance–and while at it, we also try to turn back the clock visually —
See some of the results of patients who have graciously allowed us to present their photographs online:

58 year-old woman before and after upper and lower eyelid retraction surgery with removal of excess fat and excision of brow protractors using an endoscopic approach.

52-year-old woman with thyroid eye disease before and after bilateral orbital decompression and upper and lower eyelid surgery.

52 year-old woman before and after upper and lower blepharoplasty, liposculpture, and endoscopic brow/midface lift.

48 year-old woman who had an orbital decompression and retraction repair

42 year-old woman with upper eyelid retraction before and after upper blepharoplasty with retraction repair and lower blepharoplasty.

38 year-old woman before and after lid retraction repair with upper and lower blepharoplasty.

36 year-old female with thyroid eye disease. Before and after show droopy left upper eyelid (ptosis) repair and right upper eyelid retraction repair.

32 year-old woman before and after upper and lower eyelid surgery to relieve upper and lower eyelid retraction.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Eye Disease Surgery

What are the first signs of thyroid eye disease?

Thyroid eye disease is more prominent in women and can cause the following symptoms: 


  • Bulging of the eyes and eyelid retraction, creating a “bug-eye” appearance  
  • Bags under the eyes 
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Difficulty moving the eyes
  • Dry or watery eyes

Do eyes go back to normal after treatment for thyroid eye disease?

Some of the medical IV infusion treatments now available for patients who have thyroid eye disease may not be completely curative: the disease may return after treatments have been discontinued, and careful follow-up is needed to assure that things indeed have gone back to a “new normal”–better vision,less double vision, and less eye swelling are expected after these treatments..
If the autoimmune problem that is present in thyroid eye disease is under control, it is unlikely that after surgery– and after the desired result is achieved– that there will be a need for further intervention. Normal may not be completely achievable, but improvement, dramatic improvement, is expected.

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