; Indiana Ophthalmologist on Bulging Eyes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Indiana Ophthalmologist on Bulging Eyes

Indiana Ophthalmologist Scott Buck, M.D. of Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center helped us understand more about bulging eyes and bulging eye problems. “Bulging eyes is the common description most people use to describe the eye conditions known as Exophthalmos or Proptosis,” explained Dr. Buck. “In addition to possible being a bit odd looking, bulging eye conditions can also cause a number of problems including not being able to completely close your eyes during sleep or even during normal blinking which can lead to dry eye symptoms, discomfort and ultimately damage the eye’s surface as a result of scarring. Sometimes eye bulging can even restrict or interfere with normal eye movements. Eye doctors need to be able to properly diagnose the difference between eyes that are simply “prominent” and perhaps protrude a little as compared to eyes that actually “bulging,” further explained Dr. Buck.

Causes of bulging eyes can include Graves Disease that results in hyperthyroidism and too much thyroid hormone, inflammation of the tissue around the eye and inside the bony orbit of the eye called Cellulitis, certain tumors behind, inside or around the eye, hemorrhages behind the eye and injury to the eye.

If you or someone you know suffers from bulging eyes please call Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or facebook.com/nwindianaeyeandlaser.  

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN is staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services. We are conveniently located for patients seeking eye care from throughout northern Indiana including La Porte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michigan City, Crown Point, Merrillville, Chesterton, South Haven, Westville, Hebron, Lowell, Valparaiso and Walkerton as well as Chicago, Illinois suburban areas of Frankfurt, Calumet City, Monee and Crete.