Help for Bulging Eyes in NJ Proptosis Exophthalmos

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Help for Bulging Eyes in NJ

“As a matter of course we are always careful to observe and question the appearance of bulging eyes when NJ patients present at The Eye Care & Surgery Center,” remarked NJ Ophthalmologist Joel Confino, M.D. “Bulging Eyes is the common term patients use to describe eye conditions known medically as exophthalmos or proptosis’, commented NJ Oculoplastic Surgery Specialist Baljeet Purewal, M.D. Besides possibly being a bit odd looking, bulging eye conditions can also cause a number of problems such as not being able to completely close your eyes during sleep or even during normal blinking which can lead to dry eye symptoms, discomfort and ultimately damage the eye’s surface as a result of scarring. Sometimes eye bulging can restrict or interfere with normal eye movements.

“We need to be able to properly diagnose the difference between eyes that are simply “prominent” as compared to eyes that actually “bulging”, said Dr. Purewal. “In instances of true bulging eyes, we need to carefully determine the cause so that we can offer an appropriate treatment as necessary,” Dr. Purewal further explained. Causes of bulging eyes can include Graves Disease that results in hyperthyroidism and too much thyroid hormone, inflammation of the tissue around the eye and inside the bony orbit of the eye called Cellulitis, certain tumors behind, inside or around the eye, hemorrhages behind the eye and injury to the eye.

If you or someone you know suffers from bulging eyes please feel free to schedule an examination at The Eye Care & Surgery Center-908-789-8999.