ophthalmoptosis


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exophthalmos

 [ek″sof-thal´mos]
abnormal protrusion of the eye. adj., adj exophthal´mic. It results in a marked stare and is usually due to hyperthyroidism. Occasionally the condition is caused by an infection of the eye or a tumor behind the eye.
Exophthalmos and goiter in Graves' disease. From Frazier et al., 2000.

ophthalmoptosis