Graves' ophthalmopathy is a frequent complication of hyperthyroidism.
People with Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop eye problems, including bulging,
reddened eyes; sensitivity to light; and blurring or double vision. The amount of eye swelling is not related to the severity of the hyperthyroidism. This problem happens more often in people who smoke.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology