Etymology: Gk, dys-, difficult + thyreos, shield + eidos, form; L, orbita, wheel track + Gk, pathos, disease
the inflammatory changes of the eye orbit associated with thyroid dysfunction, usually in Graves' disease. Also called dysthyroid ophthalmopathy, Graves' orbitopathy.
dys·thy·roid or·bi·top·a·thy(dis-thī'royd ōr-bi-top'ă-thē)
Ocular dysfunction present in Graves' disease, including protrusion of the eyeball, exposure of the cornea, lid retraction, and occasionally, optic neuropathy. See: Graves' disease
See also: orbitopathy