Graves Ophthalmopathy

Typically associated with Hyperthyroidism

Etiology

  • Impaired movement of eye due to hypertrophy of orbital tissues

Symptoms

  • Proptosis
  • Dry eyes
  • Often other sx of increased thyroid: tachydardia, tremor, diarrhea, heat intolerance, etc

Physical Exam Findings

  • Bulging eyes
  • Lids appear retracted
  • Redness from conreal exposure
  • Impaired movements

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