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Congestive thyroid-related orbitopathy

This 72-year-old man with a history of hypothyroidism presented with complaints of blurred vision and chronic swelling of the eyes. He had been treated for 2 months with vasoconstrictors and antibiotic ointment for a presumed chronic conjunctivitis before referral to an eye center. (Contributed by Dr. Mark Duffy.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • Euthyroidism
  • Extraocular muscle enlargement
  • Generalized autoimmune diseases
  • Graves ophthalmopathy
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy