Transpalpebral decompression of endocrine ophthalmopathy by intraorbital fat removal (Olivari technique): experience and progression after more than 3000 operations over 20 years.

@article{Richter2007TranspalpebralDO,
  title={Transpalpebral decompression of endocrine ophthalmopathy by intraorbital fat removal (Olivari technique): experience and progression after more than 3000 operations over 20 years.},
  author={Dirk Frank Richter and Alexander Stoff and Neven Olivari},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={109-23}
}
BACKGROUND Graves' ophthalmopathy is a chronic, multisystem disorder characterized by increased intraorbital fat tissue and hypertrophic extraocular muscles caused by an autoimmune process. Graves' ophthalmopathy represents the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease. Clinical findings are impaired ocular motility, diplopia, lid retraction, and impaired visual acuity up to optic neuropathy, with menacing blindness. METHODS Transpalpebral decompression by intraorbital fat… CONTINUE READING
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