Acquired diplopia. Not always a neurologic problem

John L Keltner, Ronald M. Burde, Neil R. Miller, John W. Gittinger

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Abstract

A case is presented in which a 49-year-old man has had progressive proptosis and diplopia over a six-week period without pain, loss of vision, or history of other ophthalmic or systemic disorders. The diagnostic work-up leading to a diagnosis of thyroid ophthalmopathy in such cases is discussed. Although the orbitopathy usually has a self-limited course, major complications are corneal exposure and optic neuropathy. The several modes of therapy available to treat these complications (systemic corticosteroids, orbital radiation, and orbital decompression are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 1982

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Optic Nerve Diseases
Exophthalmos
Diplopia
Decompression
Nervous System
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Thyroid Gland
Radiation
Pain
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • corticosteroids
  • Graves' ophthalmopathy
  • orbital decompression orbital radiation
  • orbitopathy
  • proptosis
  • thyroid disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Acquired diplopia. Not always a neurologic problem. / Keltner, John L; Burde, Ronald M.; Miller, Neil R.; Gittinger, John W.

In: Survey of Ophthalmology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 06.05.1982, p. 345-349.

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Keltner, John L ; Burde, Ronald M. ; Miller, Neil R. ; Gittinger, John W. / Acquired diplopia. Not always a neurologic problem. In: Survey of Ophthalmology. 1982 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 345-349.
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