Tepezza Specialist

Robert M. Schwarcz, MD

Cosmetic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Scarsdale, NY

If you experience double vision or bulging eyes because of thyroid eye disease, turn to Robert Schwarcz, MD, at his practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan or in Scarsdale, New York. He and his team offer TEPEZZA® infusions to improve the health of your eyes and prevent or correct vision problems. Call the office and speak to a team member to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Tepezza Q & A

What is TEPEZZA?

TEPEZZA is a prescription medication given as an infusion used to treat thyroid eye disease (TED). 

TED is a vision-threatening condition that may get worse over time when left untreated. It can even cause permanent eye damage. 

Dr. Schwarcz partners with oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Douglas to offer TEPEZZA to reduce symptoms and your risk of serious complications. 

What are the benefits of TEPEZZA?

Some of the many benefits you can experience with TEPEZZA treatment include reductions in:

  • Eye pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Eye bulging
  • Double vision
  • Vision loss

TEPEZZA treatment is noninvasive and painless without any downtime. The treatment can make your eyes look healthier, help you gain confidence, and experience a better quality of life. 

Is TEPEZZA right for me?

If you have TED with eye pain or vision problems, you may be a good candidate for treatment with TEPEZZA. Dr. Schwarcz reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, may have you undergo a vision test, and completes a physical examination. He personalizes each treatment to give you the best results. 

What should I expect when receiving TEPEZZA?

When receiving TEPEZZA infusions, you relax in a comfortable chair. Dr. Schwarcz uses a needle to infuse medication into one of your veins. The first two TEPEZZA infusions may take about 90 minutes. The next six infusions often take about 60 minutes. 

If you have a reaction while undergoing TEPEZZA treatment, Dr. Schwarcz can slow or stop your infusion and treat the reaction.

Dr. Schwarcz may recommend you undergo a total of eight infusions spaced apart over five months to achieve the best results.

What happens after my treatment?

TEPEZZA treatment often works quickly. You can experience results, including reduced double vision and less eye-bulging, in as little as six weeks (after two treatment sessions). Your symptoms should continue to get better over the course of eight TEPEZZA infusions. 

Don’t live with vision problems, the risk of vision loss, or bulging eyes associated with thyroid eye disease when noninvasive treatments with TEPEZZA are available at the office of Robert Schwarcz, MD. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.