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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63

Management of progressive exophthalmos

1 Chief of Endocrinology unit and Reader of Medicine, Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta, India
2 Dept. of Medicine, Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta, India
3 Professor of Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta, India

Correspondence Address:
S Kumar
20, B Garcha 1st lane, Calcutta-700 019
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 2387602

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The present study reveals our experience in the medical management of 30 cases of progressive/malignant exophthalmos, employing costicosteroid, b-blocker, diuretic and a preparation containing proteolytic enzymes. There was encouraging improvement in terms of symptoms, proptosis and optic nerve compression, while reduction of ophthalmoplegia was not so satisfactory. However, none of the patients needed decompression surgery.

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