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A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF THE EYE CHANGES OF GRAVES' DISEASE

A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF THE EYE CHANGES OF GRAVES' DISEASE Abstract To the Editor. —The problem of nomenclature of the eye changes of toxic diffuse goiter (Graves' disease, Basedow's disease, and Parry's disease) remains an unsettled one. A plethora of descriptive terms has filled the literature,1 and new ones continue to appear. It is a common experience during most any medical or eye conference on the subject to hear the eye changes in question referred to by each discussant in a different way: "endocrine exophthalmos," "infiltrative ophthalmopathy," "progressive exophthalmos," "malignant exophthalmos," and so on.As a result, a committee of the Presbyterian Hospital in the city of New York initiated, and subsequently a committee of the American Thyroid Association, finalized a classification of the eye changes of Graves' disease (Table 1 to 3).2Table 2 has been slightly modified from the original one, by adding measurement of vision to the descriptive material for class 6 in parentheses. This was References 1. Werner, S.C. (ed.): The Thyroid , ed 2, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1962, p 536. 2. Werner, S.C.: Classification of the Eye Changes of Graves' Disease , J Clin Endocr 29:982-984 ( (July) ) 1969.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF THE EYE CHANGES OF GRAVES' DISEASE

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 82 (3) – Sep 1, 1969

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020423022
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —The problem of nomenclature of the eye changes of toxic diffuse goiter (Graves' disease, Basedow's disease, and Parry's disease) remains an unsettled one. A plethora of descriptive terms has filled the literature,1 and new ones continue to appear. It is a common experience during most any medical or eye conference on the subject to hear the eye changes in question referred to by each discussant in a different way: "endocrine exophthalmos," "infiltrative ophthalmopathy," "progressive exophthalmos," "malignant exophthalmos," and so on.As a result, a committee of the Presbyterian Hospital in the city of New York initiated, and subsequently a committee of the American Thyroid Association, finalized a classification of the eye changes of Graves' disease (Table 1 to 3).2Table 2 has been slightly modified from the original one, by adding measurement of vision to the descriptive material for class 6 in parentheses. This was References 1. Werner, S.C. (ed.): The Thyroid , ed 2, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1962, p 536. 2. Werner, S.C.: Classification of the Eye Changes of Graves' Disease , J Clin Endocr 29:982-984 ( (July) ) 1969.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1969

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