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Ophthalmic manifestations of endocrine disorders: approaches and medical management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19752729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Disorders of the endocrine system may present with various ophthalmic signs, symptoms, and pathology. Early detection, prevention, and monitoring of these manifestations can significantly benefit morbidity associated with such disease states including permanent visual dysfunction. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies highlight the importance of early diagnosis in reducing the long-term complications associated with these endocrine conditions, although these observations are mostly based on case reports and case series. SUMMARY: This review will focus on the connection of endocrine-related disease states with the development of specific ophthalmic pathology and is geared towards the general medical practitioner. The focus of the treating physician should be on facilitating early diagnosis to prevent potentially blinding complications.
Andrew M Hendrick; Malik Y Kahook; Yassine J Daoud; Ribhi Hazin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in ophthalmology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1531-7021     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-14     Completed Date:  2009-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011108     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-503     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Colorado Denver, Department of Ophthalmology Denver, Colorado, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Techniques, Endocrine
Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
Endocrine System Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Eye Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*

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