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One Eye Bulging Out
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible causes: The most common cause of proptosis (a bulging eye) is thyroid eye disease. This most often causes both eyes to bulge, but very often is asymmetric and only one eye is noticeably bulging. It can also occur due to a growth in the eye socket or vascular malformation. ...Read more
Eyes: There are medical and non medical causes for the eye to appear to bulge. If it has always been this way then, like most people, you may have some facial asymmetry. If it's new or changing you could have hyperthyroidism, infection or other swelling behind the eye and it should be checked immediately. It is extremely urgent if it is painful or your vision has changed. ...Read more
Who should I see about one slightly bulging eye and sudden lazy eye if I've had an eye exam and was just prescribed prism glasses?
Hi doc. Do I need to see an opthalmologist for. My bulging eyes? I was diagnoses with graves disease and taking methimaxole for almost one mobth alread
Yes: You need a thorough ophthalmologic examination to establish your baseline as well as to treat anything that is apparent from your examination findings. Furthermore, graves' disease management is a multidisciplinary approach involving usually an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist ;#40;strabismologist, oculoplastic, general;#41;, and occasionally a radiation oncologist. And yes, stop smoking! ...Read more
One eye feels like it is bulging, is itchy and flips over. Is this from trazodone, Prozac haldol (haloperidol) or zyprexa?
Acute dystonic react: It sounds like you're having an atypical acute dystonic reaction. Usually both eyeballs are affected. This is from the combination of Haldol and the zyprexa. If you have any Benadryl (diphenhydramine) you can take 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now and wait until it subsides. If it is painful however you can go to the emergency room and they will give you an injection but I would recommend that you tell them that you think you are having an acute dystonic reaction because these are not as common as they used to be. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulging eyes: Bulging eyes = Exophthalmos which is caused by Graves Disease. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is probably the most common cause of a bulging appearance of the eye. In this condition, the orbital contents can swell which can literally push the eye outward. Also, the lids can retract back giving a wide open appearance which accentuates the bulging. Some people have shallow orbits which makes the eye seem bulge but they are really not. Proptosis is the medical term for bulging. ...Read more
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