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Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Not always thyroid : Normal for some people. Concerning if just one side. I had one patient sent to me for possible thyroid disease because she had a protruding eye even though she had normal thyroid tests. I had her get an mri. Turns out she had a tumor behind her eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Protruding Eyes (Definition)

Protruding eyes is a facial feature in which a person's eyes appear to come forward out of the eye sockets a bit, in comparison to the average person of the same racial/ethnic group. Facial features can be familial (passed from parent to child), or they can sometimes be due ...Read more


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Is any kind of protruding eyes normal?

Is any kind of protruding eyes normal?

Check thyroid funct: Some people can just have "prominent-appearing" eyes. If the protruding eyes are new, by far the most common cause is abnormal thyroid status. This can be the case even if the blood tests for thyroid hormone seem normal at this time. There are other rare causes, and patient should be examined by an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic/orbital specialist. ...Read more

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Information on the disease and how to treat the protruding eyes?

Information on the disease and how to treat the protruding eyes?

Thyroid eye disease: Your description is most likely related to thyroid eye disease or graves' disease. It is treated by thyroid control and oral steroids in the acute phase. Once stable, surgery for eye alignment, lid position or oral decompression may be needed. ...Read more

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Are protruding eyes helpful?

Are protruding eyes helpful?

No: Might be helpful for attracting a similar mate, but no real practical purpose... On the other hand there is no significant downside. Marty feldman made a great living from his orbitopathy. If this is new or increasing protrusion talk with your doc about evaluation. ...Read more

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What are protruding eyes from?

What are protruding eyes from?

Genetics or thyroid: If both eyes are protruding, look at other family members for the same appearance. It is usually genetic. If one eye is protruding there may be eye socket disease or an overactive thyroid gland and you should see your eye md at once. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of protruding eyes?

What can be the cause of protruding eyes?

Thyroid disease +: Bulging eyes or proptosis is commonly associated with grave's dz, but may occur without hyperthyroidism. Morbid obesity, myasthenia gravis, statin myopathyand histiocytosis may also produce proptosis. ...Read more

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Funky faces and family history of protruding eyes. So could we have crouzon syndrome?

Funky faces and family history of protruding eyes. So could we have crouzon syndrome?

Crouzon: Please see your physician for evaluation if concerned. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/crouzon-syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more