EYE SOCKET AND VARIA

PROPTOSIS


Proptosis, or exophthalmia, is a disease of protusion. It is the displacement of the eye towards the outside of the orbit.

Pathologies oculaires

SYMPTOMS


  • Emergence of the eyeball
  • Pain
  • Decrease or loss of vision
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Fever

RISK FACTORS


  • Graves-Basedow disease
  • Tumor
  • Infection
  • Inflammation

TREATMENTS


 

When proptosis is due to an imbalance of the thyroid gland, medications may be prescribed.
Artificial tears can be used in the treatment of proptosis to relieve symptoms temporarily.

PHTHISIS BULBIS


Phthisis bulbis, or atrophy of the eye, is the terminal stage of several serious diseases of the eye. When phthisis bulbis manifests itself, the eye becomes soft and often painful. No longer functional, an enucleation (extraction of the eye) is required.

Pathologies oculaires

SYMPTOMS


  • Decrease of the eyeball size
  • Vision loss
  • Tenderness of the eye

RISK FACTORS


  • Trauma
  • Terminal stage of an ocular disease
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Inflammation

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