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Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox is also caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus stays dormant in their body for the rest of their life. In most people, the virus stays dormant. If it becomes active, shingles will occur. 

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.