TED is found in persons with Hypothyroidism, Hashi, Hyperthyroidism, Graves', persons taking Armour
in people with no other evidence of thyroid
, is more severe in people who smoke. For that reason, the preferred name is now
Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy (TAO), or Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) rather than Graves' Ophthalmopathy (eye disease).
There are certain variations, some which are connected or related to Graves' or hyperthyroidism, however are separate issues.