Graves' orbitopathy: Frequency of ocular hypertension and glaucoma

F. L.M. Da Silva, M. De Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues, P. M.S. Akaishi, A. A.V. Cruz

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Purpose To determine the relationship between ocular hypertension and glaucoma in patients with Graves' orbitopathy.Methods A total of 107 patients with a diagnosis of Graves' orbitopathy, followed at the Oculoplasty sector of the University Hospital, Medical School of Ribeir̃o Preto, were evaluated by applanation tonometry, computed visual campimetry (Humphrey 30-2, Full Threshold) and analysis and photographic documentation of the optic nerve. The patients considered to have the suspicion of glaucoma were re-evaluated 1 year later for diagnostic confirmation or exclusion.Results A 3.74% prevalence of ocular hypertension (four patients) and a 2.8% prevalence of glaucoma (three patients) was observed. When considering only patients older than 40 years, the prevalence of ocular hypertension was 5.4% (four patients) and the prevalence of glaucoma was 4.76% (three patients).Conclusion The present study did not reveal a statistically significant difference in the prevalence of ocular hypertension or glaucoma between patients with Graves' orbitopathy and the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Frequency
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' orbitopathy
  • Intraocular hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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