Popping eyes

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A 36-year-old man with keratoconus developed progressive visual field loss in both eyes. He had optic atrophy bilaterally. His original evaluation was normal with the exception of a positive FTA-Abs. Subsequent history revealed that the patient had a peculiar habit of proptosing his eyes. While he proptosed his eye the IOP was in excess of 70 mm Hg. Funduscopy with fluorescein angiography during such a maneuver demonstrated absence of arteriolar filling. Possible mechanisms producing the progressive visual loss are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • glaucoma
  • progressive visual loss
  • syphilis
  • traumatic optic neuropathy
  • voluntary proptosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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