Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week begins today!

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During the 11 years we’ve been proud participants in Movember, we’ve come to associate this month as a crucial time to focus on men’s physical and mental health. That’s why we’re particularly glad to partner with Horizon Therapeutics during the second annual Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week, which starts today and runs through November 20, to discuss the details, diagnosis, and treatments for TED.

In the middle of this week’s 100th episode of the Dad 2.0 podcast, we had a great chat with Dr. Gary Lelli, Ophthalmologist and Thyroid Eye Disease Specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York (and father of four), and parenting influencer and mother of four Natasha Nicholes, whose husband has been living with Graves’ disease and symptoms of TED for over 20 years.

The goal of TED Awareness Week is to help people learn that TED is a rare but potentially serious, progressive, and in some cases vision-threatening autoimmune disease that requires specialized treatment. Up to 50% of Graves’ disease sufferers may develop TED, so if you or a loved one notice any changes in the eyes — such as bulging, light sensitivity, or pain — take note of those symptoms and head to FOCUSonTED.com, where you can find a TED Specialist, such as an oculoplastic surgeon or neuro-ophthalmologist near you.