Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery

World-renowned specialists provide collaborative and innovative surgical care

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The multidisciplinary Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear provides minimally invasive, state-of-the-art care for patients with thyroid eye disease and tumors in the eye socket. Both of these conditions are complex and require the coordinated care of several fellowship-trained specialists. Our team of doctors includes leading experts in ophthalmic plastic surgery, endoscopic orbital surgery, strabismus, thyroid gland disorders, neurosurgery, and head and neck oncology. As part of our mission, we also educate patients and physicians through clinical training, instructional courses, lectures, innovative research, and community outreach programs

What Makes the Center Unique?

Collaborative Care: Patients receive team-oriented, multidisciplinary care from leading experts—all at one location.

Pioneering Techniques: Surgeons at the Center are pioneering novel, minimally invasive techniques that result in less pain and a faster recovery time.

Unmatched Expertise: The Center is the largest medical facility of its kind in the world with the expertise and advanced technology to treat these complex conditions. 

Best-in-class Ranking: Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked the #1 hospital in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care.


Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease

This inflammatory condition involves both the thyroid gland and the eye sockets. Many different treatments, including new minimally invasive surgeries, are used depending on the nature and severity of disease.

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Orbital Surgery

Orbital Tumors

Tumors in the eye socket can cause a number of symptoms, ranging from double vision to a bulging eye. Our surgeons are developing minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove these tumors and speed up recovery time.

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Innovations in Research

Innovations in Research and Patient Care

Our doctors have pioneered several new surgical approaches to treat patients with thyroid eye disease and orbital tumors.



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Meet the Team

Meet our Team

Learn more about our multi-specialty team of world-renowned experts in ophthalmic plastic surgery, endoscopic orbital surgery, strabismus, thyroid gland disorders, neurosurgery, and head and neck oncology.

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