Orbital decompression in thyroid related orbitopathy.

Nachum Rosen*, Guy J. Ben Simon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Thyroid related orbitopathy is the most common extra-thyroid manifestation of Graves' disease. Most patients suffer from mild ocular discomfort and local eye symptoms; however sight threatening conditions such as optic neuropathy or corneal exposure can occur. Orbital decompression allows orbital tissue expansion with globe repositioning. It is effective in alleviating pressure symptoms such as pain and compressive neuropathy. Surgery should be offered to patients with cosmetic disfigurement and functional disability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Endocrinology Reviews
Volume7 Suppl 2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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