Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Options for Inflammatory Orbital Diseases

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Medicine, Cell, and Organism Physiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 104

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Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Essen, 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: Graves’ orbitopathy; thyroid eye disease; idiopathic orbital inflammation; IgG4-ROD; orbital masses; strabismus; neuroophthalmology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite the recent advances in the treatment of inflammatory orbital diseases, such as Graves’ orbitopathy (GO), idiopathic orbital inflammation, IgG4-ROD, etc., often remain challenging. It is therefore of utmost importance that patients receive an early diagnosis to avoid complications and rehabilitative surgery. New serum biomarker assays, and whole-transcriptome and metabolome analyses may lead to a faster diagnosis and more prognostic factors to enable a tailored, personalized treatment approach. Nevertheless, treatment mainly consists of steroids with limited targeted therapies available. While GO patients in the US already benefit from IGF-1-receptor inhibiting therapy, patients in Europe are still lacking specific therapy. For other orbital inflammatory diseases, there are worldwide no specific targeted therapy despite the high impact on the quality of life of afflicted patients. Thus, physicians need to rely on steroids and immunosuppressive agents, which are often only available as an ‘off-label’ option, due to missing randomized controlled trials.

Therefore, I would like to invite you to submit your latest research on novel diagnostic and therapeutic options for these orbitopathies to increase the security and speed of diagnosis, as well as the effectiveness of treatment.

Dr. Michael Oeverhaus
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Graves’ orbitopathy
  • thyroid eye disease
  • thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy
  • idiopathic orbital inflammation
  • IgG4-related orbitopathy
  • IgG4-ROD
  • GO
  • TED
  • TAO
  • IOI
  • granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • GPA

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