Exophthalmos / Grave’s Orbitopathy (Bulging Eyes)

Exophthalmos / Grave’s Orbitopathy (Bulging Eyes)

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the muscles and fat around the eye, causing protrusion and bulging of the eye. Patients with severe cases of Grave’s orbitopathy and exophthalmos may not be able to fully close their eyes, leading to drying and ulceration of their eyes. They may not be able to move their eyes fully and may have double vision. The worst cases can even have permanent inflammation and injury to their optic nerves, leading to rapidly declining vision. Treatment of exophthalmos or Grave’s orbitopathy may include endoscopic orbital decompression to improve both the cosmetic appearance of the patient and to save their vision. The most severe cases with rapidly declining vision may need endoscopic optic nerve decompression.

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