Skip to main content

Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of 44 patients with Graves’ orbitopathy and dysthyroid optic neuropathy

From: Preoperative clinical factors and visual outcomes following orbital decompression with dysthyroid optic neuropathy

ParameterTotalWithout surgeryUrgent surgeryP
Number of patients (male/female)44 (15/29)27 (9/18)17 (6/11)0.014*
Age, years53.4 ± 8.947.1 ± 6.759.7 ± 13.2< 0.01*
Disease duration, months4.8 ± 5.03.1 ± 6.66.5 ± 4.1< 0.01*
Laterality of GO
 Bilateral26197< 0.0
 Unilateral188101*
 Number of treatments with pulsed steroid therapy2.6 ± 2.13.2 ± 1.12.1 ± 1.3< 0.01*
Orbital radiation therapy
 +24168< 0.01
 -20119*
Thyroid function
 Stable3220120.013
 Unstable1275*
 TRAb IU/l16.9 ± 25.7
20
11.4 ± 15.4
11
43.9 ± 44.2
9
0.04*
NA
 Visual acuity, logMAR conversion0.15 ± 0.33   
 Better0.71 ± 0.710.12 ± 0.460.19 ± 0.27< 0.01
 Worse 0.66 ± 0.550.84 ± 0.79*
Diplopia, central 30 degrees
 +17116< 0.01
 -22169*
 NA2 2 
 Asymmetry of proptosis, mm1.4 ± 1.31.3 ± 1.51.4 ± 0.80.26
 Exophalmos degree17.8 ± 1.818.1 ± 1.917.2 ± 1.20.06
Secondary high IOP
 +8440.15
 -231112 
 NA13103 
Corneal problems
 +1688 
 -15960.22
 NA13103 
Psychological history
 +9630.39
 -352114 
Smoking history
 +1064 
 -2714130.29
 NA770 
  1. A t-test was used to analyze the data on smoking, while diplopia data were analyzed with the χ2 test. These data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. TRAb: Thyrotrophin receptor antibody
\