AVAILABLE TREATMENTS

• Tepezza

• Solu Medrol

TREATMENT DURATION

Average time is 60 to 180 minutes

FREQUENCY OF TREATMENT

Average frequency is 1x every 3 weeks

HOW TO BOOK A TREATMENT

Doctor Referral or Contact Us

Condition and Treatment Overview

Thyroid Eye Disease

Patients with thyroid disease already must manage symptoms and treatments. So, when someone already struggling with thyroid disease develops thyroid eye disease, the feeling can be overwhelming. What treatments are available? How can symptoms like red eyes, bulging eyes, vision problems, and dryness be treated? You’re not alone in your search for answers.

AVAILABLE TREATMENTS

• Tepezza

• Solu Medrol

TREATMENT DURATION

Average time is 60 to 180 minutes

FREQUENCY OF TREATMENT

Average frequency is 1x every 3 weeks

HOW TO BOOK A TREATMENT

Doctor Referral or Contact Us

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid eye disease (TED), also known as Graves’ eye disease, occurs when the eyelids, eye muscles, and fatty tissues around the eye become inflamed. This inflammation is due to an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks itself. Normally, our immune systems keep us healthy by fighting off infection (such as bacteria or viruses) or protecting us from abnormal cells (such as cancer). But in autoimmune disorders, the immune system mistakenly identifies certain proteins, muscles, or tissues as threats.

In the case of thyroid eye disease, this results in the eyes becoming swollen and red, causing symptoms like double vision and even bulging eyes. Some of the most severe cases prevent the eyes from fully closing during sleep or while blinking, causing additional irritation. As the disease progresses, inflammation may compress the optic nerves connecting the eyes to the brain, resulting in blindness.

Contributing factors to thyroid eye disease include:

  • Genetics (family history)
  • Age (most patients are middle-aged or older)
  • Smoking
  • Having infections
  • Taking certain medications or receiving certain treatments (such as radioactive iodine therapy)
  • Stress

While this condition is rare, it causes discomfort and pain for those suffering from it. The good news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first drug treatment for thyroid eye disease – giving hope to patients.

We Deal with the Complexities of Insurance so you don’t have to.

Even better, Infusion for Health works hard to make your infusion therapy as affordable as possible. We go the extra mile to help minimize your costs by working with your insurance, proactively finding assistance, and making sure you know exactly what to expect. Learn more about how we help remove financial barriers to getting the treatment you need.

How Can Thyroid Eye Disease Be Treated?

In January 2020, the FDA approved the first medication for treating thyroid eye disease: TEPEZZA (teprotumumab). This medicine reduces eye swelling, double vision, bulging, and other symptoms from thyroid eye disease.

This treatment also relieves the pain and redness associated with the disease. Patients saw improvements within a matter of weeks.

How does TEPEZZA work? The medicine helps to decrease eye bulging by decreasing inflammation, preventing muscle and fat tissue changes, and preventing tissue expansion behind the eye.

It also blocks immune system inhibitors, helping prevent autoimmune attacks.
TEPEZZA can be administered via infusion. This allows it to begin relieving symptoms faster, as it will be absorbed right into your bloodstream.

If you receive your thyroid eye disease infusion at Infusion for Health, our team of experienced, compassionate medical professionals will be there to answer any questions you may have.

We Deal with the Complexities of Insurance so you don’t have to.

Even better, Infusion for Health works hard to make your infusion therapy as affordable as possible. We go the extra mile to help minimize your costs by working with your insurance, proactively finding assistance, and making sure you know exactly what to expect. Learn more about how we help remove financial barriers to getting the treatment you need.

Experience a Better Class of Treatment at Infusion for Health

At Infusion for Health, we offer leading infusion treatments for thyroid eye disease, including

  • TEPEZZA
  • SOLU MEDROL

Our goal is not just to treat our patients, but to pamper them. This means creating a cheerful, relaxing environment where you can obtain the best care possible. In each session, patients enjoy comfortable recliners in a private suite. This provides an experience that feels safe and enjoyable.

Even better, Infusion for Health works hard to make your infusion therapy as affordable as possible. We go the extra mile to help minimize your costs by working with your insurance, proactively finding assistance, and making sure you know exactly what to expect. Learn more about how we help remove financial barriers to getting the treatment you need.

Here’s what to expect when you schedule a visit:

  • Before your visit, we’ll review your insurance and help get your treatment approved. This makes sure you don’t have any surprise expenses.
  • If you need to reschedule your visit, we make it a simple, hassle-free process.
  • During your visit, you’ll be under the close supervision of medical professionals. Your comfort and wellbeing are their priority.
  • After your visit, we’ll contact you to learn about your experience and see how we can always provide the best quality of care.

With WiFi, big screen TVs, and all the warm blankets you want, with Infusion for Health we are confident you will feel safe and relaxed during your visit.

If you are looking for infusion treatment for thyroid eye disease, get in touch. We are ready to answer your questions and help relieve your symptoms in a safe, comfortable environment. Learn more about planning your visit and receiving your treatment from Infusion for Health.

Infusion For Health offers exceptional infusion therapy services in a comfortable, safe environment in locations throughout the greater Southern California area.

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