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Hypothyroidism--a possible etiology of open-angle glaucoma.
J Am Optom Assoc 1996; 67(2):109-14JA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Recent studies have shown an association between hypothyroidism and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). When hypothyroidism occurs, accumulation of hyaluronic acid within the trabecular meshwork may cause an increase in outflow resistance and intraocular pressure (IOP). This increase may be reversible with use of systemic treatment.

METHODS

A hypothyroid patient is described whose IOP inversely varied with the use or the discontinuation of systemic hypothyroid medications.

RESULTS

The patient's IOP was controlled when she complied with systemic treatment.

CONCLUSIONS

In some cases, hypothyroidism may contribute to the genesis of open-angle glaucoma. Systemic treatment alone may be adequate to prevent progression of a glaucomatous diseased state. It may be prudent to investigate the presence of undiagnosed hypothyroidism in individuals with poorly controlled POAG, in individuals with normal-tension glaucoma, and in newly diagnosed cases.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9120201

Citation

McDaniel, D, and E Besada. "Hypothyroidism--a Possible Etiology of Open-angle Glaucoma." Journal of the American Optometric Association, vol. 67, no. 2, 1996, pp. 109-14.
McDaniel D, Besada E. Hypothyroidism--a possible etiology of open-angle glaucoma. J Am Optom Assoc. 1996;67(2):109-14.
McDaniel, D., & Besada, E. (1996). Hypothyroidism--a possible etiology of open-angle glaucoma. Journal of the American Optometric Association, 67(2), pp. 109-14.
McDaniel D, Besada E. Hypothyroidism--a Possible Etiology of Open-angle Glaucoma. J Am Optom Assoc. 1996;67(2):109-14. PubMed PMID: 9120201.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hypothyroidism--a possible etiology of open-angle glaucoma. AU - McDaniel,D, AU - Besada,E, PY - 1996/2/1/pubmed PY - 1996/2/1/medline PY - 1996/2/1/entrez SP - 109 EP - 14 JF - Journal of the American Optometric Association JO - J Am Optom Assoc VL - 67 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an association between hypothyroidism and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). When hypothyroidism occurs, accumulation of hyaluronic acid within the trabecular meshwork may cause an increase in outflow resistance and intraocular pressure (IOP). This increase may be reversible with use of systemic treatment. METHODS: A hypothyroid patient is described whose IOP inversely varied with the use or the discontinuation of systemic hypothyroid medications. RESULTS: The patient's IOP was controlled when she complied with systemic treatment. CONCLUSIONS: In some cases, hypothyroidism may contribute to the genesis of open-angle glaucoma. Systemic treatment alone may be adequate to prevent progression of a glaucomatous diseased state. It may be prudent to investigate the presence of undiagnosed hypothyroidism in individuals with poorly controlled POAG, in individuals with normal-tension glaucoma, and in newly diagnosed cases. SN - 0003-0244 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9120201/Hypothyroidism__a_possible_etiology_of_open_angle_glaucoma_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3065 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -