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dc.contributor.authorTahat, A.A.
dc.contributor.authorAl Khawaldeh, A.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:48:07Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:48:07Z
dc.date.issued2000EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0602_3/emhj_2000_6_2_3_299_303.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118868
dc.description299-303EN
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to test the hypothesis that there is an association between hypothyroidism and primary open-angle glaucoma. A total of 60 patients with acquired hypothyroidism were evaluated by a senior ophthalmologist for evidence of glaucoma. Evaluations were carried out by history, tonometry, funduscopy, gonioscopy and visual field perimetry. Thyroid function tests, and dermatological and neurological examinations were performed. Patients were matched according to age and gender. There were 10 males and 50 females [‎age range 34-72 years]‎. We found 3 of the 60 patients had signs of open-angle glaucoma, which indicated a possible relationship between hypothyroidism and open-angle glaucoma. It is worth expanding the study to a larger number of patientsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectGlaucoma, Open-AngleEN
dc.subjectThyroid Function TestsEN
dc.subject.meshHypothyroidismEN
dc.titleHypothyroidism and open-angle glaucoma: an accidental or an essential coexistence?EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (‎2-3)‎, 299-303, 2000


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