Protruding eyes; Exophthalmos; Proptosis; Bulging eyes
The underlying cause of this symptom needs to be treated by a health care provider. Because bulging eyes can cause a person to be self-conscious, emotional support is important.
The health care provider will take your medical history and do a physical examination.
Medical history questions may include the following:
Artificial tears may be given to lubricate the eye. Other treatments will depend on the cause.
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