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What is Proptosis (Exophthalmos)?

It is the protrusion of the eyeball.

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What is Proptosis caused by?

Commonly caused by Graves disease which causes edema and lumphoid inflitration of the orbital tissue.

3

What are signs of Proptosis?

Eyelid retraction, eyelid lag, temporal flare of the upper lid and staring.
Eyelid erythema and conjunctivial hyperemia

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Symptoms of Proptosis

Prolonged expsure of larger than usual areas of the eyeball to air cause corneal drying and can lead to infection and ulceration