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What are exophthalmos?

What are exophthalmos?

Bulging eyes: Exophthalmos, sometimes also called proptosis, is a condition where the eyes appear to be bulging out of their orbits. It is often seen in hyperthyroidism and usually results from thickening of the muscles around the eyes. This can be seen on certain imaging studies and can be treated by low dose radiation therapy, medication and/or orbital decompression if the circulation is compromised. ...Read more

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Can pco cause exophthalmos?

Abbreviation?: If posterior capsule opacification, then no.

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How to cure exophthalmos w medicine?

How to cure exophthalmos w medicine?

Need to treat cause: Treatment of expthalmos is directed towards treating the cause of the exophthalmos,to reverse the problem and minimizing complications in the eyes So consult your doctor to find the cause of the exopthalnmos and appropriate treatment Exopthaldos is not a disease but ,is bulging eyes caosed by many medical conditions. ...Read more

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How do I know my exophthalmos is serious?

How do I know my exophthalmos is serious?

Serious?: Exophthalmos needs to be evaluated by an eye doctor. Once properly evaluated, your doctor can tell you if the causative condition is serious or not. ...Read more

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Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by what?

Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by what?

Thyroid Disease: The most common disease causing exophthalmos, a condition where the contents of they eye "push" the eyeball out of the socket, is disease of the thyroid gland. Most commonly this disease causes tremendous enlargement of the muscles around the eye, causing double vision, inability to close the lids and "exophthalmos.". ...Read more

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What is exophthalmos gravidarum?

What is exophthalmos gravidarum?

Bulging eyes: Exophthalmos means the eyes are bulging forward, giving you a "popeye" look. It is commonly associated with thyroid dysfunction. I can't find any association with "gravidarum." gravid means pregnancy, but I have never seen an association between bulging eyes and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why is guanethidine used for exophthalmos?

It isn't: It is a rarely used anti-hypertensive agent. It would have no effect on exophthalamos. ...Read more

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Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Grave's disease: Exophthalmos is associated with grave's disease which causes hyperthyroidism. If you have this eye condition your doctor may need to do thyroid testing if not already done. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Buphthalmos & Exophthalmos? I am a medical student by the way.

What's the difference between Buphthalmos & Exophthalmos? I am a medical student by the way.

Not quite the same: Buphthalmos appear more often in the first 3 months of life and usually means congenital glaucoma, which is increased internal eyeball pressure. Exophthalmos is when an eyeball bulges outward from its socket, which can be due to something pushing it out, or due to having an undersized socket. Maybe if buphthalmos causes an eyeball to be too big for its socket, exophthalmos can result. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos and proptosis?

What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos and proptosis?

Many causes: Most common is thyroid disease. But inflammation behind the eye or a tumor can also cause proptosis. ...Read more

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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid?

How is exophthalmos related to thyroid?

Exopthalmos: Associated with graves disease or hyperthyroidism is thought related to autoimmune process behind eyes. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos/ proptosis?

Please help! what is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos/ proptosis?

Mass effect: Something is pushing the eye out of its socket. This is not normal. See an orbital disease specialist. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

Graves disease: Actually hyperthyroidism does not cause exophthalomos. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism, and in some people causes exophthalomos. The eye disease can occur years after the thyroid problem is resolved. There is inflammation in and behind the eyes from the autoimmune process. ...Read more

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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

Exophthalmos: Bulging eyes is a symptom of Graves Disease. This is autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The autoantibodies cross tear with proteins in the eye muscles and blind the eye to cause swelling which pushed the eyeball out of the socket. ...Read more

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Why does excess thyroid cause exophthalmos?

Medscape answers: "…etiology of thyroid-related orbitopathy is autoimmune-mediated inflammatory process of orbital tissues, predominantly affecting fat & extraocular muscles. Lymphocytes, plasma, & mast cells are cellular constituents in this process. Deposition of glycosaminoglycans & influx of water increase the orbital contents. Obstrxn of superior ophthalmic vein also contributes to orbital engorgement". ...Read more

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Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by hypersecretion from thyroid?

Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by hypersecretion from thyroid?

Exophthalmos: No. This condition is independent of hyper or hypo thyroidism. It is caused by antibodies associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. Theses inflame the eye lining. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

Exophthalmos: It does not. Graves disease which is associated with prominent eyes causes antibodies to inflame the surrounding tissues around the eyes. Graves also causes antibodies to stimulate the thyroid causing hyperthyroidism. It is not the high thyroid hormone levels that cause eye prominence. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose exopthalmia in asians? B/c i'm Asian and can feel that they're bulging but i don't look that different in the mirror

How do you diagnose exopthalmia in asians? B/c i'm Asian and can feel that they're bulging but i don't look that different in the mirror

Exophthalmometer: See your eye md for evaluation if you are concerned. If your eyes appear asymmetrically prominent, there is a way to measure this using a hertel exophthalmometer. Differences between the eyes that exceed ethnic based normals genenerlly are evaluated by imaging studies. If you are having any other issues like double vision, there may be thyroid or other problems an eye md can evaluate. ...Read more

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