EUropean Group On Graves' Orbitopathy
Graves’ Orbitopathy (GO), also known as thyroid eye disease, or dystiroid orbitopathy is a disease of the orbit affecting the eyes, and surrounding tissues. It is a possible cause of visual deterioration and double vision and is closely correlated to thyroid dysfunctions, particularly with Basedow or Graves disease.
The European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) is a multidisciplinary Scientific Society of clinicians who have a special clinical and research interest in Graves' orbitopathy (GO).
To improve the management and quality of life of patients with Graves’ orbitopathy through standardised assessment, education and collaborative research. Many centres in Europe and elsewhere have previously conducted clinical studies on Graves’ orbitopathy. However, difficulties in recruiting large numbers of patients and variations in clinical assessment have frustrated attempts to determine the best treatment available for GO. To overcome these limitations, nine European Centres joined forces in 1999 and founded EUGOGO.These include: Endocrinologists - Ophthalmologists - Epidemiologists - Radiologists Psychologists - Research - Scientists.