The Big Eye: Buphthalmos? Proptosis? Exophthalmos? Periorbital Lesions?

Jun 19, 2020
Clinical Theater 1

The bulging eye patient can be one of the most intimidating presentations with the most difficult diagnostic challenges. This lecture will provide a practical approach to differentiating between the various causes of enlargement including buphthalmia, exophthalmia, proptosis or periorbital swelling. A review of diagnostic tricks will shed light on how to efficiently reach an accurate diagnosis. The most common disease processes will be reviewed including realistic prognosis and treatment options.

  • 1. Recognize common causes of orbital swelling with review of each disease process
  • 2. Develop a systematic approach to reaching an accurate diagnosis
  • 3. Strategize about treatment options in light of prognosis
Brady Beale, Ophthalmologist, Chief Medical Communications Officer - PennVet University of Pennsylvania