Extraocular muscle involvement in thyroid associated orbitopathy (mnemonic)

A mnemonic to  remember the order in which extraocular muscles are involved in thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO) is:

  • I'M SLOW

Mnemonic

There is some debate about this however. Some claim superior rectus is most frequent, but SIMLOW is not as catchy.

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rID: 1487
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: eyes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • I'M SLOW

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