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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Exophthalmos

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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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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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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