May 2004
Volume 45, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2004
Relationship Between Blepharospasm And Low T3 Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • M. Ohba
    Ophthalmology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan
  • H. Osanai
    Ophthalmology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan
  • N. Nishikiori
    Ophthalmology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan
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    Commercial Relationships  M. Ohba, None; H. Osanai, None; N. Nishikiori, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2004, Vol.45, 262. doi:
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      M. Ohba, H. Osanai, N. Nishikiori; Relationship Between Blepharospasm And Low T3 Syndrome . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):262.

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Abstract: : Purpose:To evaluate the relationship between blepharospasm and low T3 syndrome. Methods:Subjects of our study were 73 patients(age mean 69 years; 57 women, 16 man)with blepharospasm and 42 patients(age mean 65 years; 35 women, 7 man) with hemifacial spasm. Blood test including Free T3, Free T4, and TSH were performed all patients Results:The Low T3 syndrome (Only FreeT3 is a low value though the value of TSH and FreeT4 are normal) were exhibited in 53.4%(39/73). This was significant compared with hemifacial spasm (11.9%; 5/42). Conclusions:The low T3 syndrome is frequently encountered around the wasting disease. It is said that it is in the state of hypothyroidism in the organization in a part of low T3 syndrome though it differs from hypothyroidism. It is being examined to administer it while observing the symptom by the case causes the low T3 syndrome in recent years, anorexia nervosa, renal failure, and the liver failures though the thyroid hormone is not administered in the low T3 syndrome in general. It seems as an interesting result to have admitted a lot of low T3 syndromes to the case of the convulsion in examining the relation in the future.

Keywords: eyelid • clinical laboratory testing • neuro–ophthalmology: diagnosis 

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