A Clinical Study to Evaluate a Correlation between Thyroid Problems with Glaucoma

Thyroid & Glaucoma

  • Sanjeev Prasad Assistant Professor, Dept Of Ophthalmology, Dr N.D.Desai Faculty of Medical Science And Research
  • Hemaxi Desai Associate Professor, GCS Medical College, Hospital And Research Centre
Keywords: Thyroid, Glaucoma, Visual

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Sanjeev Prasad, & Hemaxi Desai. (2019). A Clinical Study to Evaluate a Correlation between Thyroid Problems with Glaucoma. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(4), OT01-OT03. https://doi.org/10.21276/ajmr.2019.8.4.OT1