Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an autoimmune disorder. TED is an attack by the body’s own immune system on the eye muscles and the tissue behind the eye, which inflames both areas. Thyroid eye disease is also known as Graves’ eye disease and Graves’ orbitopathy because the majority of TED patients also have the overactive thyroid condition called Graves’ disease.

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You may have experienced eye floaters at one point in your life but have you ever wondered what causes them? Eye floaters are caused by a detachment from the vitreous in the eye. The vitreous is a gel-like substance that helps the eye maintain it’s round shape. Millions of fibers run through the vitreous and attach to the retina.

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