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University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has rolled out a new TED Care program, which will help thyroid eye disease patients with financial need pay for treatment! Please click here for additional detail on the program as well as contact information for enrolling.
This new program was made possible by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million from a UM patient. The program is also funded by the Bell Charitable Foundation, long-time supporters of the GDATF. “TED presents multiple physical and emotional challenges to our patients," says oculoplastics surgeon Raymond S. Douglas, M.D., Ph.D., director of Kellogg’s Thyroid Eye Disease Center. "Once the most pronounced symptoms of TED have subsided, our patients want to get back to feeling like the person they were before the onset of the disease. We are grateful for this gift, which will allow many more patients to have reconstructive surgery to help them move forward with their lives.”
Please click here to view a live webcast of "The TED Journey - From Start to Finish" beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, Feb. 28th. Please see below for important technical details.
This event is co-hosted by the GDATF and UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center.
David B. Granet, MD (Ophthalmology)
Don O. Kikkawa, MD (Ophthalmology)
Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD (Ophthalmology)
Michael Bouvet, MD (Thyroid Surgery)
Karen McCowen, MD (Endocrinology)
Blue Paisley is the New Black! January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists designed a paisley ribbon in honor of the estimated 30 million Americans who are living with disorders that affect the thyroid gland. For more information, please visit AACE's patient education site, the American Thyroid Association's patient education page or the GDATF's patient bulletins and resources/links page.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now in the books...but did you know that the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity? If you plan to participate, please consider a contribution to help fund the GDATF's education and support programs!