Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones. A common symptom is bulging eyes along with other problems in the eye area. Because the eye socket is bone, there is nowhere for eye muscle swelling to be accommodated, so the eye is pushed forward. As part of the treatment for this disease, orbital decompression surgery can help move the eye back into a normal position and relieve compression of the optic nerve. Dr. Heinz has the specialized training and experience to perform this delicate surgery while protecting his patient’s sight and restoring their appearance.