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Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

Thyroid disease is: biggest cause of bulging eyes, not eye pressure. Intraocular eye pressure can be very high & it won't cause the eyes to bulge.It will cause the eyes to feel hard as stones.Buldging eyes is when the orbital fat is pushing the eyes from the sockets & can in itself cause higher eye pressure on the optic nerve, which is why patients with Hashimoto's or Grave's disease needs to have their eyes checked. ...Read more

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What causes bulging eyes?

What causes bulging eyes?

Thyroid disease: Is most common due to swelling in the eye muscles, but any swelling or mass behind the eye can cause one eye to bulge. It can also be normal anatomy for some people. ...Read more

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Cause of one bulging eye?

Cause of one bulging eye?

Thyroid, others: In the 19 year old age group, thyroid malfunction is the most likely diagnosis. Less common are tumors behind the eye, some primary and some metastatic. If the bulging is accompanied by pain, especially on eye motion it could be infectionl this always requires evaluation and you should see a neuro-ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

What could be causing dry, red, gritty, itchy, bulging eyes?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause one bulging eye?

What can cause one bulging eye?

Possible tumpr: A single bulging eye could be thyroid disease or a tumor behind the eye if this is a new problem. See your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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Could getting strangling while bulging your eyes cause problems?

Could getting strangling while bulging your eyes cause problems?

Yes: Yes, generally you should close your eyes while being strangled (sorry). This is a very unusual question. Extreme straining of the eyes (valsalva) can cause problems. Severe macular hemorrhages have been reported, as well as optic nerve and even vitreous hemorrhage (usually trauma related - Purtscher's retinopathy). People with shallow orbits (not deep set) can be at risk for globe subluxation too ...Read more

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Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

Is puffy eyes related to anemia?

The anemia would...: Likely be very severe to cause this accumulation of fluid in the extravascular spaces (aka "third spacing"). A decreased red cell mass does decrease the oncotic pressue of blood, leading to inefficient reuptake of fluid at the venous side of the capillary bed. If it were to occur however, the area around the eyes would be one place to see this because the tissue there is highly distensible. ...Read more

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What conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

What conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

Genetics.: Some people have shallow orbits giving the appearance bulging eyes. Some lid features also run in families and give the appearance of bulging eyes. If only one eye s involved a tumorbehind the eye can push it out.... ...Read more

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Are permanent effects of hyperthryoidism bulging eyes?

Are permanent effects of hyperthryoidism bulging eyes?

Permanent effect: Bulging eyes or proptosis can be a permanent effect of Graves' disease. It depends on the severity and duration of the disease. Some mild cases of bulging will improve after the Graves' disease is treated. More severe cases may require 1 to a few surgical procedures to reset the eye balls in their sockets. ...Read more

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Can eyeglasses wearing cause bulging eyes?

No: Eyeglasses are supported on the ears and nose and cannot cause the eyes to bulge forward. Bulgivng eyes can be inherited, due to more extreme myopia, or from some diseases such as hyperthyroid (graves disease) or a lesion behind the eye which is growing. See your ophthalmologist if you have bulging eyes; it is not your glasses. ...Read more

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I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature ...Read more

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I have anemia. Does anemia cause puffy bags under the eyes?

Anemia: No anemia dose not lead to puff bags under the eyes. The more important question is what has lead to anemia. ...Read more

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Could nasacort (triamcinolone) be causing my dizziness, puffy eyes and eye orbital pain?

Could nasacort (triamcinolone) be causing my dizziness, puffy eyes and eye orbital pain?

Maybe: Nasal steroid inhalants can cause puffy eyes or dizziness but usually not orbital pain. Infections can cause these symptoms, and steroids can decrease the body's ability to fight infection. It is important for you to see your doctor in order to evaluate your symptoms before they get worse. ...Read more

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Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Are red veins in eyes due to dry eyes permanent?

Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more

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Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Among other: Things. Puffy eyes could result from either hypo or hyperthyoridism. Reducing salt intake may help. Other isuses may be lack of sleep, aging, hormonal changes etc. ...Read more

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Will bulging eyes from graves disease ever go back to normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if early and treated well they will be fine, other times you might require surgical intervention. Talk with your endoctrinologist. ...Read more

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