Research finds orbital radiotherapy should not be used to treat thyroid eye disease

The first NHS-led clinical trial for thyroid eye disease (TED) – also called Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) – a disfiguring condition causing protruding eyes, double vision and swelling around the eyes affecting mostly women – has shown that currently widely used, expensive and time-consuming radiotherapy treatment, does not help patients who are also given steroid tablets.
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