Basedow's ocular syndromes
Unilateral retraction of the upper lid in Basedow’s syndrome.
In Basedow’s syndrome retraction of the upper lid is usually bilateral. However, a unilateral retraction on the basis of hypertonicity of the elevator occurs, although rare. The Belgian ophthalmologist Jules François (1907-1984) observed seven cases of unilateral involvement associated with thyroid disturbance.
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