ophthalmopathy


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ophthalmopathy

 [of″thal-mop´ah-the]
any disease of the eye.
infiltrative ophthalmopathy ocular changes, most often seen in thyroid disorders, caused by increased water content of the orbital contents, including discomfort, lacrimation, edema, chemosis, and conjunctival infection; if the changes are severe, exophthalmos results.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oph·thal·mop·a·thy

(of'thal-mop'ă-thē),
Any disease of the eyes.
Synonym(s): oculopathy
[ophthalmo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

oph·thal·mop·a·thy

(of'thăl-mop'ă-thē)
Any disease of the eyes.
[ophthalmo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ophthalmopathy 

Any eye disease. External ophthalmopathy refers to any disease of the conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids or the appendages of the eye. Internal ophthalmopathy refers to any disease of the lens, retina or other internal structures of the eye.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

oph·thal·mop·a·thy

(of'thăl-mop'ă-thē)
Any ocular disease.
[ophthalmo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to the above symptoms, the identifying signs and symptoms of Graves' disease include a goiter, ophthalmopathy, and dermopathy (Table 2).
Diagnosis of patients with GD was mostly based on positive results for TRAb (81.6%) or elevated radioactive iodine or technetium ([.sup.99m]Tc) uptake or observed ophthalmopathy (9.6%).
There was no significant difference in the rates of ophthalmopathy development according to the vitamin D levels, and the thyroid volumes were similar in patients with and without Graves ophthalmopathy.
Impairment of the myotendinous junction and tendons distinguishes orbital myositis from thyroid ophthalmopathy. Frequently, the etiology of orbital myositis is unknown.
Ala-KokkoLStickler Syndrome Synonym: Arthro ophthalmopathy; In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, eds.
On reexamination, he had fine tremors, lid retraction, lid lag, and bilateral mild proptosis to suggest Graves' ophthalmopathy. There was a grade II diffuse goiter with no thyroid bruit.
Graves' ophthalmopathy is a potentially sight-threatening disease of the orbital cavity, generally accompanied by hyperthyroidism associated with Graves' disease [1].
Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO), also known as thyroid eye disease or Graves' ophthalmopathy, is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid, orbits, and skin.
Bahn, "Thyrotropin receptor expression in orbital adipose/connective tissues from patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy," Thyroid, vol.
Tanda et al., "Comparison of the effectiveness and tolerability of intravenous or oral glucocorticoids associated with orbital radiotherapy in the management of severe Graves' ophthalmopathy: results of a prospective, single-blind, randomized study," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.