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June 1985

The Eye and Orbit in Thyroid Disease

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(6):773. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050060033012

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The complex and enigmatic subject of thyroid eye disease is comprehensively covered in this multiauthored book, which is based largely on Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, experience. Graves' disease is regarded as a clinical syndrome of diffuse goiter, hyperthyroidism, ophthalmopathy, and dermopathy, with an underlying autoimmune basis. This book contains 23 chapters and is divided evenly into four sections dealing with orbital anatomy and pathophysiology, thyroid endocrinology and autoimmunity, clinical evaluation of patients, and treatment modalities. The authors represent all of the medical and surgical specialities involved in the care of patients with Graves' disease. This combined effort is very well coordinated to give readers a broad perspective of a complicated disorder. While the book is not entirely a Mayo Clinic production, as the editors have drawn from specialists of other institutions for individual chapters, the general philosophy and particularly the treatment preferences reflect the Mayo Clinic approach.

"This combined effort

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