What is Exophthalmos?
Exophthalmos is a bulging or protruding eyeball. An over-active thyroid and tumours of the eye may cause exophthalmos. Treatment for exophthalmos will depend on the underlying cause. Severe exophthalmos may cause and inability to close the eye and subsequent corneal damage or conjunctivitis may result. Also, double vision may occur. Surgery may be indicated in severe cases of exophthalmos.