THYROID HORMONES AND THEIR OPHTHALMIC IMPLICATIONS
Ahmed A., Waris A., Akhtar N. and Anjum A.
THYROID hormones are critical determinants of growth and development in infants and of metabolic activity in infants and adults. They affect the functions of virtually every organ system, and they must be constantly available to carry out these functions. It is important to keep the thyroid function stable. The treatment will depend on whether the thyroid gland is overactive (majority of cases) or underactive. . Still today, less of information exists per se the exact mechanism of action and the specific ocular processes affected by the thyroid hormone in ocular health and disease. Current understanding of thyroid hormone and their ophthalmic implications can unmask the underlying potential of thyroid hormones.
Keywords: Eye, thyroid hormone, hormone action, meibomian gland, conjunctiva, AMD, intraocular pressure.
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