What does your immune system and your thyroid gland have to do with health issues involving your eyes and vision? Plenty. In fact, there are a number of symptoms that point to thyroid eye disease, as the culprit. Commonly known as TED, thyroid eye disease is a medical condition featuring symptoms that can include irritated, red, teary, or bulging eyes; eye pain or pressure; sensitivity to light; blurry or double vision; impaired vision or loss of color in your vision; puffy or retracted eyelids; or eyes that point in different directions. TED is related to another, better-known medical condition called Graves’ disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which includes the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, and testes. It releases hormones into the bloodstream that help to regulate metabolism, bone growth, brain development, heart rate, digestion, […]