Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  1998 Jul;41(7):940-943.

Endoscopic Orbital Decompression for Dysthyroid Optic Neuropathy

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. hjdhong@smc.samsung.co.kr

Abstract

Many techniques have been employed for the treatment of dysthyroid optic neuropathy. With the development of intranasal endoscopic skills, endoscopic orbital decompression is now performed as one of surgical treatments of the disease. Orbital decompression was performed by endoscopic approach on 3 orbits in 2 patients. Proptosis was reduced 3 mm each in 2 orbits of a patient by Hertel measurement and visual acuity was improved in both patients. The endonasal endoscopic approach provided visual improvement without the morbidity of the traditional Walsh-Ogura method.

Keyword

Dysthyroid optic neuropathy; Endoscopic orbital decompression
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