What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a condition often associated with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), specifically Graves’ disease. TED affects the tissues around the eyes, leading to symptoms like:

  • Bulging eyes
  • Redness and swelling
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Double vision
  • Pain or discomfort in the eyes

This condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the muscles and other tissues around the eyes, causing inflammation and other changes.

Introducing Tepezza Infusion at OAOC Infusion Center

At OAOC Infusion Center, we understand that knowledge is power when it comes to managing your health effectively. Staying informed, proactive, and prioritizing your well-being are key steps in managing conditions like Thyroid Eye Disease. That’s why we offer Tepezza (teprotumumab-trbw) infusion, a groundbreaking treatment specifically designed for TED.

How Does Tepezza Work?

Tepezza is a type of medication known as a monoclonal antibody. It works by targeting and blocking a specific protein in the body called IGF-1R (insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor). This protein plays a crucial role in the development and progression of Thyroid Eye Disease. By inhibiting IGF-1R, Tepezza helps to reduce inflammation and tissue swelling around the eyes, addressing both the symptoms and the underlying cause of TED.

The Tepezza Infusion Process

  1. Initial Consultation: Before starting Tepezza, you will have a consultation with our healthcare providers to discuss your symptoms and medical history. This helps determine if Tepezza is the right treatment for you.
  2. Infusion Sessions: Tepezza is administered through an intravenous (IV) infusion at our state-of-the-art OAOC Infusion Center. The typical treatment involves eight infusion sessions, given every three weeks.
  3. Duration: Each infusion session lasts about 60-90 minutes. During the infusion, you will be monitored by our dedicated healthcare professionals to ensure everything goes smoothly.
  4. Follow-Up: After completing the infusion sessions, our team will monitor your progress and manage any potential side effects.

Benefits of Tepezza Infusion

  • Reduction in Eye Bulging: Many patients experience a noticeable reduction in eye bulging, leading to improved appearance and comfort.
  • Alleviation of Eye Pain and Discomfort: Tepezza can help reduce the pain, dryness, and irritation caused by TED.
  • Improved Vision: By addressing the swelling and inflammation, Tepezza can help improve double vision and other vision problems associated with TED.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: With reduced symptoms, patients often experience a significant improvement in their overall quality of life.

At OAOC Infusion Center, we help people just like you get healthy and stay proactive in managing their health. Tepezza infusion offers a promising option for those suffering from Thyroid Eye Disease. By targeting the underlying cause of the condition, Tepezza helps to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for many patients. If you or a loved one is dealing with TED, talk to our healthcare providers about whether Tepezza might be the right treatment for you.

Stay informed, stay proactive, and prioritize your well-being with the support of OAOC Infusion Center. For more information and patient stories, visit our website at www.oaocinfusioncenter.com and join our community focused on health and wellness.