A 19-year-old female asked:
Had basic eye exam. doc said one eye pokes out 1mm. no vision problems, but eye aches. is it an orbital tumor? will i go blind? will it kill me? im 19
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Dr. Holly Maesanswered
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Whoa - slow down! : You don't have a fatal orbital tumor. The eye doctor would have been able to detect that on your exam and would have discussed this with you. No person I know is perfectly symmetric. So one eye is a bit more prominent - no big deal. Ask eye doctor how common he sees this, and when you should be seen in follow up, if at all. Don't be a hypochondriac. Chill out, and discuss with your doctor.
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