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Graves ophthalmopathy

Introduction: Graves ophthalmopathy

Description of Graves ophthalmopathy

Graves ophthalmopathy (medical condition): Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune eye condition...more »

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Thyroid eye disease:
  »Introduction: Thyroid eye disease
  »Symptoms of Thyroid eye disease
  »Causes of Thyroid eye disease
  »Treatments for Thyroid eye disease

Graves ophthalmopathy: An autoimmune disorder of the EYE, occurring in patients with Graves disease. Subtypes include congestive (inflammation of the orbital connective tissue), myopathic (swelling and dysfunction of the extraocular muscles), and mixed congestive-myopathic ophthalmopathy.
Source: MeSH 2007

Graves ophthalmopathy: Related Topics

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Graves ophthalmopathy as a Disease

Graves ophthalmopathy: Another name for Thyroid eye disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Thyroid eye disease
  »Symptoms of Thyroid eye disease
  »Causes of Thyroid eye disease
  »Treatments for Thyroid eye disease

Graves ophthalmopathy: Related Diseases

Graves ophthalmopathy: Graves ophthalmopathy is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Graves ophthalmopathy

Some of the causes of Graves ophthalmopathy are included in the list below:

  • The condition, however, is seen in people with no other evidence of thyroid dysfunction, and occasionally in patients who have Hashimoto's Disease. Most thyroid patients, however, will not develop thyroid eye disease, and if so, only mildly so

Symptoms of Graves ophthalmopathy (Thyroid eye disease)

Some of the symptoms of Graves ophthalmopathy incude:

Treatments for Graves ophthalmopathy (Thyroid eye disease)

Treatments for Graves ophthalmopathy (Thyroid eye disease) include:

  • Topical lubrication
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tarsorrhaphy
  • Radiotherapy
  • The first priority is to deal with the primary thyroid problem. This is firstly with anti-thyroid drugs, and then with either surgery or radiotherapy

Treatment of Graves ophthalmopathy: For more treatment information about Graves ophthalmopathy, see treatment of Thyroid eye disease (Graves ophthalmopathy)

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