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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1992  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-58

A clinico-investigative profile in Graves' ophthalmopathy


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Rohtak, India
2 Department of Medicine, Medical College, Rohtak, India

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34,9J. Medical Enclave, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
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PMID: 1452284

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A clinico-investigative profile was studied in 30 patients with Graves' Ophthalmopathy (GO) (15 each with early and late). In accordance to the thyroid status 63.3% of patients were hyperthyroid and 36.7% euthyroid. There was slight female preponderence, with ratio being 1.5:1. Exophthalmometric readings were significantly high in GO patients as compared to controls. However, no significant diagnostic role of postural exophthalmometry was seen. Positional tonometery may have respectable place among the tests for early diagnosis of GO; however, it could not differentiate between hyperthyroid and euthyroid cases. Further the role of ultrasonography, if available could not be overemphasized.


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