— TED Today, a daily, online video series shares motivational stories from the TED community and useful resources to help people along their TED journey —
Today marks the start of the first-ever Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Awareness Week, taking place from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, to increase awareness of TED – a serious, progressive, and vision-threatening rare autoimmune disease. TED Awareness Week has been established through a collaboration among Horizon Therapeutics and advocacy organizations including the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation (GDATF), and Prevent Blindness. Each organization is committed to the TED community and has a variety of activities planned, including the sharing of educational information and resources throughout the week.
While TED most commonly occurs in people with Graves’ disease, it is a separate disease that can occur without the presence of