A Clinical Study to Evaluate a Correlation between Thyroid Problems with Glaucoma
Thyroid & Glaucoma
Background: Hypothyroidism, a decrease in thyroid hormone production by the thyroid gland. The present study was conducted to assess correlation of hypothyroidism with glaucoma. Subjects and Methods:The present study was conducted on 50 patients with thyroid disorders.Visual acuity was determined with Snellen’s chart. Patients diagnosed with POAG were followed up after 6 months for repeat IOP and perimetric analysis. Results:Out of 50 thyroid patients, males were 20 and females were 30. 3 males and 4 females had Optic nerve head changes and 1 male and 2 females had field changes. The difference was significant (P<0.05).Conclusion: There is increase chance of eye disorders in patients with thyroid disorders. Authors found correlation of hypothyroidism with glaucoma.