Abstract:Thirty patients with Graves' disease and progressive ophthalmopathy which required pterional orbital decompression were followed from 1964 to 1971 regarding their general health, and thyroid and eye functions. Twenty patients developed progressive ophthalmopathy after radio‐iodine treatment, 9 after subtotal thyroid resection and 1 during neomercazole treatment.
Twenty‐five of 30 patients had documented hypothyroidism after the treatment of their basic disorder. In every case, the ophthalmopathy started or bec…
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