Posted by S Prabhu Subramaniyam on Thu, Jul 23, 2009  
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It refers to outward displacement of eye ball along the margine of the orbit. It is very synonimous to "exophthalmos" but it is related to Thyroid diseases where "proptosis " doesnot.

Classsification: 1.Unilateral proptosis

                         2.Bilateral proptosis

                         3.Acute proptosis

                         4.Intermittent proptosis &

                         5.Pulsating proptosis

Aetiology: Orbital cyst, foriegn body invagination, blow out fracture, cavernous thrombophlebitis, encephaly(cranio dysostosis), orbital teratoma,orbital varix,vascular compressions,Etc

Investigation: All hematological tests, CT scan, Computerised Sonography, Plain X-ray, Radiotherapy,Etc

Surgery: Fine Needle Aspiration, Incision And Excision.


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