Exophthalmos - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Exophthalmos
Exophthalmos is the projection of one or both eyeballs so that more of the front of the eye than normal is
between the lids.
Exophthalmos (also lnown as proptosis) may be induced by anything within the orbit (eye socket) which pushes the eyeball forward.
The most frequent reason is Exophthalmos, due to swelling of tissue around the eyeball which results from
thyroid hormone in the blood.
Other reasons include tumours, damages and infection within the socket.
Exophthalmos should always be
so that the underlying reason can be discovered and corrected.