To determine if you have Graves’ disease or thyroid eye disease, your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) will examine your eyes to see if they are irritated or protruding.
As part of a physical exam, your doctor will also check your pulse and blood pressure, and look to see if your thyroid gland is enlarged. Blood work may also be ordered to check the levels of thyroid hormones. Your Eye M.D. may also recommend a CT scan, which can help show swelling of certain eye muscles.
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