Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: exophthalmos

Contributor(s): Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Exophthalmos is defined as a prominence of the globe   Eye: exophthalmos  .
  • It must be differentiated from buphthalmos where the globe itself is enlarged and prominent.
  • It is uncommon in the horse.

Pathogenesis

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Clinical Signs

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Ancillary Aids

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Naylor R J et al (2010) A retrobulbar meningioma as a cause of unilateral exophthalmos and blindness in a horse. Equine Vet Educ 22 (1), 503-510.
  • van den Top J G B, Schaafsma I A, Boswinkel M & Klein W R (2007) A retrobulbar abscess as an uncommon cause of exophthalmos in a horse. Equine Vet Educ 19 (11), 579-583.
  • Plummer C E (2007) Exophthalmos in the horse. Equine Vet Educ 19 (11), 584-589.
  • Rebhun W C (1998) Exophthalmos in horses. Equine Vet Educ 10 (2), 63-65.


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