dysthyroid optic neuropathy


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dysthyroid optic neuropathy

Crowding of and damage to the optic nerve in patients with Grave's disease. It is characterized by loss of visual acuity and color vision, swelling of the optic disk, and compression of the optic nerve at the apex of the orbit. Synonym: apical crowding
See also: neuropathy
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Jablonska et al., "Complete recovery of visual acuity as the main goal of treatment in patients with dysthyroid optic neuropathy," Endokrynologia Polska, vol.
Two of the six patients had dysthyroid optic neuropathy; one proved refractory to intravenous methylprednisolone and the other worsened despite orbital decompression surgery.