Exophthalmos (Proptosis) Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Michael Mercandetti, MD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Medical care for patients with exophthalmos is directed at reversing the problem and minimizing ocular complications.

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Consultations

Once the etiology of exophthalmos or proptosis is established, the appropriate specialists should partake in the patient's care.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Patients should be monitored in intervals tailored to the degree of exophthalmos and complications arising from this ocular malady. Measurement of exophthalmos, visual and color acuities, pupillary function, extraocular motilities, and visual fields should be obtained. In addition, any corneal breakdown should be assessed and remedied.

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