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Here is a quick mnemonic “PROPTOSIS to remember about Proptosis Of Eye

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Proptosis Of Eye : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Position of the eyes within the orbits is measured by using a Hertel exophthalmometer.
  • R – Relative eye position can be judged by bending the patient’s head forward and looking down upon the orbits.
  • O – One eye recessed within the orbit is enophthalmos.
  • P – Proptosis refers to the other eye being protuberant or exophthalmos.
  • T – True enophthalmos commonly occurs after trauma, atrophy of retrobulbar fat, or fracture of the orbital floor.
  • O – Orbital position can be recorded by a handheld instrument called a Hertel exophthalmometer.
  • S – Small globe or Horner’s syndrome can give the appearance of enophthalmos.
  • I – In the absence of an exophthalmometer, eye position can be assessed by bending the patient’s head forward and looking down.
  • S – Space-occupying lesions in the orbit can cause the development of proptosis.

Mnemonic : PROPTOSIS

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