JOHN L. GARVEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
If one may judge from the literature ophthalmoplegia as a sign of Graves' disease is extremely rare. Yet other eye signs as exophthalmos, lack of coordination between the movements of the upper lid and the elevation or depression of the visual axis and many others are well recognized and constitute some of the cardinal signs of exophthalmic goiter. Heuer (1) in 1916 reviewed the literature of the disturbance in function of the cranial nerves associated with exophthalmic goiter and reported a case of external ophthalmoplegia with Graves' disease. He pointed out how infrequently it occurred but that the ocular muscles
GARVEY JL. Ophthalmoplegia and Graves' Disease1. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:917–919. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-917
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