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LID LAG AS A SIGN OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

LID LAG AS A SIGN OF HYPERTHYROIDISM

A patient presents with tachycardia. You notice the eyes seem wide. Is this the lid lag of hyperthryoidism? The terminology of the opthalmologic signs of hyperthyroidism is sometimes excessively parsed. It is lagophthalmos when the eye does not close, von Grafe‚Äôs sign when the act of looking down causes a temporary lid retraction, and lid lag when the lid appears persistently retracted while looking down.(Harvey Opthalm Surg 1981) It is probably sufficient to use the term lid lag for any…

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