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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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 eyeglasses wearing cause bulging eyes?

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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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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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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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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Can you tell me if there are conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

Can you tell me if there are conditions other than graves' disease that cause bulging eyes?

Yes: There are many causes. See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation. Some of the causes are life-threatening. ...Read more

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Bulging eyes for almost a year, male, 48 y/o, lab test, CT scan normal. What may cause bulging eyes?

Subclinical Graves: Subclinical graves disease can present like this. The less ordered lab tests such as thyroid antibodies, ultrasound of thyroid, and ultrasound of eye muscles can be done. You should be evaluated by ophthalmologists who deal with this problem all the time. Not all ophthalmologists have thie experience depth. ...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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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Bulging eyes need help ugly?

Bulging eyes need help ugly?

Bulging eyes: Go see an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. Most issues can be corrected. ...Read more

Dr. Kyle Rhodes
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Bulging Eyes (Definition)

Bulging eyes are eyes that appear large, extending out of the normal space of the eye socket. It may be seen in conditions where there is an overgrowth of the tissues behind the eye, such ...Read more