Inferior orbital decompression for dysthyroid optic neuropathy

Ophthalmology. 1981 Jun;88(6):525-32. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(81)34986-0.


Six bilateral and two unilateral cases of dysthyroid optic neuropathy are presented. These patients underwent inferior orbital decompression through a lower-lid approach, with removal of the orbital floor and underlying antral mucosa. They demonstrated improved visual function as evidenced by visual acuity, visual fields, or visually evoked potentials.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthyroidism / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oculomotor Muscles / diagnostic imaging
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / complications
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / surgery*
  • Orbital Diseases / complications
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Diseases / surgery*
  • Thyroid Diseases / complications*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Fields