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a pathologic enlargement of the eyeball. It is found principally in children with congenital glaucoma as a result of increased intraocular pressure, inasmuch as the eye membranes in a child yield more to distension than those of an adult. Buphthalmos in congenital glaucoma is also called hydrophthalmos (dropsy of the eye). With buphthalmos vision is severely diminished or completely lost. Surgery is the main treatment.
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During that period, moderate weight loss was noted (465 g), and the degree of exophthalmia and buphthalmia
of the left globe continued to increase.
The signs of secondary glaucoma, initially with enlargement of cornea, then--of the eye ball too, up to buphthalmia
correspond to the stage T3N0M0 of retinoblastoma.
3 RTHA Approximately 4-y-old captive hawk with a history of traumatic injury to the right eye, which resulted in unilateral blindness and buphthalmia
and which progressed to phthsis bulbi.