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What causes protruding eyes? 9 possible conditions

Eyes that bulge, or protrude out of their normal position, could be a sign of a serious medical condition. Proptosis and exophthalmos are the medical terms used to describe bulging eyes. While some people are born with eyes that protrude... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.

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2

Graves' Disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your thyroid gland to create too much thyroid hormone. Learn the symptoms and your treatment options.

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3

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that affects the sympathetic nervous system, usually in young children. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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4

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages your optic nerve. Learn what causes it.

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5

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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6

Cellulitis of Eyelid (Orbital Cellulitis)

Cellulitis of the eyelid is an infection of the tissues around the eye. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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7

Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are noncancerous growths that form on your skin or your liver. Most people develop them in the womb, and they're usually harmless.

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8

Soft Tissue Sarcoma (Rhabdomyosarcoma)

Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that forms in blood vessels, nerves, tendons, muscles, fat, fibrous tissue, the skin's lower layers, and the joints.

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9

Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma is a relatively rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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