What are the treatment options for Graves ophthalmopathy?

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Radioactive iodine therapy for Graves disease is a risk factor for Graves ophthalmopathy. Cholesterol-lowering drugs of the hydroxymethylglutarate-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor class were associated with a reduced risk of ophthalmopathy. [51] Ethnic factors are also important for Graves ophthalmopathy after radioactive iodine treatment; Japanese patients are less prone to Graves ophthalmopathy after radioactive iodine. [52]


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