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Thyroid-Associated Periorbitopathy

Thyroid-Associated Periorbitopathy EDITORIAL Of Mountains, Measurements, and Levels of Evidence N BEING ASKED WHY HE WANTED TO CLIMB vided not only some limited evidence implying differ- Mount Everest, the famous mountain- ences in aging but also for differences in brow character- eer George Mallory replied, “Because it’s istics in the normal population vs patients with TAP. A there!” Higher primates seem to have an lack of tests for reproducibility of the measurement meth- O innate curiosity about their surround- ods—especially as it involves subjective assessment of some ing world, mankind having honed this quest for knowl- parameters—limits the scientific value of this article. As edge into the discipline of scientific investigation. In many such, it should probably be regarded as a good pilot study. cases, the enquiring and scientific mind would appear The authors present measurements as related to age, with to be climbing mountains just because they are there, lead- regression lines being presented within various figures— ing to the investigation or publication of studies with- the implication being that this is the expected time course out obvious value. However, the logical acquisition of for aging of the characteristic (such as galeal fat volume). knowledge and comprehension is a stepwise http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Thyroid-Associated Periorbitopathy

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 130 (3) – Mar 1, 2012

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/archopthalmol.2011.1883
pmid
22411667
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Abstract

EDITORIAL Of Mountains, Measurements, and Levels of Evidence N BEING ASKED WHY HE WANTED TO CLIMB vided not only some limited evidence implying differ- Mount Everest, the famous mountain- ences in aging but also for differences in brow character- eer George Mallory replied, “Because it’s istics in the normal population vs patients with TAP. A there!” Higher primates seem to have an lack of tests for reproducibility of the measurement meth- O innate curiosity about their surround- ods—especially as it involves subjective assessment of some ing world, mankind having honed this quest for knowl- parameters—limits the scientific value of this article. As edge into the discipline of scientific investigation. In many such, it should probably be regarded as a good pilot study. cases, the enquiring and scientific mind would appear The authors present measurements as related to age, with to be climbing mountains just because they are there, lead- regression lines being presented within various figures— ing to the investigation or publication of studies with- the implication being that this is the expected time course out obvious value. However, the logical acquisition of for aging of the characteristic (such as galeal fat volume). knowledge and comprehension is a stepwise

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2012

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