Flashcards in Objective 5g Proptosis Deck (4):
What is Proptosis (Exophthalmos)?
It is the protrusion of the eyeball.
What is Proptosis caused by?
Commonly caused by Graves disease which causes edema and lumphoid inflitration of the orbital tissue.
What are signs of Proptosis?
Eyelid retraction, eyelid lag, temporal flare of the upper lid and staring.
Eyelid erythema and conjunctivial hyperemia