June 13, 2012
Dr. Raymond Douglas and the Greater than Graves’ Team
From left, David Britt, Dr. Raymond Douglas, Keating Tufts, and Elias McQuade
The 2012 Greater than Graves’ team of cyclists stopped over at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center on their 4,080-mile cross- country trip to raise awareness of Graves’ eye disease. Elias McQuade has watched his sister struggle with the disease and convinced his friends to join him on the ride from Boston to San Francisco.
Raymond Douglas, M.D., Ph.D., director of Kellogg’s Thyroid Eye Clinic, hosted the team and rode out of Ann Arbor with them on Sunday, June 11. Dr. Douglas says the symptoms of Graves’ disease can be painful and confusing, and knows that his patients are better able to manage its physical and emotional effects when they understand more about the disease.
Dr. Douglas helped support the ride, along with the Greater than Graves’ sponsor, the Graves and Thyroid Disease Foundation.
Bulging eyes are the most recognizable symptom of Graves’, but this autoimmune disease can severely damage tissues around the eye, which may result in disfigurement, double vision and, in some cases, blindness. It is 5 to 10 times more likely to occur in women than in men and it usually occurs in middle age.
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