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ORBITAL PSEUDOTUMOR

Could an injury around the eye cause this condition?
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Dear maryo777,

Orbital pseudotumor is a condition which may cause redness, limited movement of the eye, swelling of the mucous membrane [conjunctiva], protrusion of the eye and sometimes, damage of the optic nerve Orbital pseudotumor is diagnosis of exclusion and could occur with a retained foreign body or infection.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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My thyroid tests were all normal so I know it isn't Graves Disease.  I was injured around my right eye which resulted in a bilateral bruise and swelling for 2 weeks, however, the swelling never went away in the top part of the lid and there is still a bump in the corner where the injury occurred 6 months ago.  It was an awfully hard hit to the outer corner of my eye which on impact blinded me with swirling white stars.  I am being treated with prednisone but the progress seems slow.  
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I also included a snapshot of the CT scan in my profile page if that helps.  Thank you
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