What are prominent eyes from?

Many things. Sometimes eyes appear prominent because they are genetically larger or set in small sockets, sometimes because they are pushed forward by swelling behind the eye as in grave's disease, tumor, myopathy, histiocytosis, myasthenia gravis or cortisol excess. Sometimes a lid retraction or decreased blink can cause the same appearance.

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What does it mean to have prominent eyes?

Prominent eyes. Prominant eyes can be normal or due to diseases such as thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation.

What are some conditions that cause really large, prominent eyes?

Prominent eyes. Prominant eyes can be normal or due to diseases such as thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation.

My baby has massive prominent eyes? Will he be tall?

Massive eyes. Massive eyes may be a medical problem. Your baby should be checked by the doctor and perhaps by an opthalmologist to be sure there is not a problem that needs treatment.
Development. Baby's eyes are almost fully grown at birth, so they appear very large. As the rest of the body and face grow, the eyes grow much less proportionately, and seem to get "smaller." this is normal. Large eyes are associated with astigmatism.
Unrelated. What you see as big eyes may be a medical problem, worthy of evaluation, but it is unrelated to eventual height. Height is based on genetic & hormonal factors with both parents providing equal input. Boys usually grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches.

What are the causes and treatment for prominent eyes?

Graves. This can be hereditary, but a thyroid issues called graves disease can also cause issues. I would recommend an evaluation with an ophthalmologist.

What are the causes and treatments for prominent eyes?

Bulging eyes. Bulging eyes can be normal or due to thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities. Go see an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. Most issues can be corrected.

Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

No. Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total.