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Can eye pressure cause bulging eyes?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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