Journal article

Factors associated with decompression and strabismus surgery in thyroid eye disease

ALG Looi, CD Luu, TY Wong, LL Seah

Academy of Medicine, Singapore - Annals | ACAD MEDICINE SINGAPORE | Published : 2005


INTRODUCTION: Prognostication of the thyroid patient with eye disease aids in the choice of treatment strategy. To facilitate this, we investigated factors associated with decompression and/ or strabismus surgery in the Singaporean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study was performed. Patients who required strabismus and/or decompression surgery (n = 23) were compared to those who did not undergo either surgery (n = 44). Individual and multivariate age-adjusted odds ratios were calculated to determine significant associations. RESULTS: Individually, male gender [odds ratio (OR), 4.5; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.5 to 13.4], uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (OR, 4.0; 9..

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