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Is the exophthalmometer a painful test?

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Is the exophthalmometer a painful test?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 3 years ago.




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An exopthalmometer is an instrument used to measure how much aperson's eye protrude outward .it is like aruler made specifically to measure the amount of protrusion that someone may have secondary to having a systemic disease that causes the eyes to protrude outward more than normal.This cam occur in persons that have an over active thyroid .


it is not a painful procedure at all.


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Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 3 years ago.

Because of my typographical errors,I would like to clarify that the exopthalmometer is like a ruler made specifically to measure the amount of protrusion of a person's eyes

secondary to systemic disease with an overactive thyroid being one of the possible causes.As noted above,if you have any other questions leave them in the box below.

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