Why Graves' Disease Attacks The Eyes: Study Uncovers Clues

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... UCLA researchers have uncovered new clues that may explain why Graves' disease attacks the muscle tissue behind the eyes, often causing them to bulge painfully from their sockets. The findings may deepen understanding of how the autoimmune disorder damages the body and offer a new target for treating the disfiguring disease. ...