The UC San Diego Thyroid Eye Clinic began in 1997 as the first of its kind in the nation. Thyroid Eye Disease is a complex autoimmune disease that affects not only vision but also causes pain and deformity. Drs. Granet, Kikkawa, and Korn and have helped hundreds of patients with this disfiguring disorder and have published extensively on its characteristics and treatment.
The Shiley Eye Center was able to help me when no other doctors could.
One of my co-workers at the University of San Diego told me she saw an interview on the news one morning with Dr. Kikkawa. She knew of my Graves’ Disease and thought I should give it a shot. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease back in March of 2005. I had a total thyroidectomy in December 2006 but my eyes were still bulging. When I moved to San Diego in 2009 I thought I had no other options because every doctor I spoke with was afraid to do any surgery. I went to the Thyroid Eye Center at Shiley and the doctors told me in the first 20 minutes that they could help. After surgery in June 2010 some of the muscles behind my eyes were restricting some movement so Dr. Granet went back in and made some adjustments with the muscles and I haven’t had another problem since. As a professional tennis coach my eyes mean everything to me. I owe the doctors and the staff at the Shiley Eye Center a great deal of gratitude.
From day one it was the best experience and the staff made me feel very confident that they could help me with my eyes. I wouldn’t be where I am now without everyone’s help at the Thyroid Eye Center at UC San Diego!
Head Men’s Tennis Coach, University of San Diego
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