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    Where does no exophthalmus get marked off in the eyes? Or is it just part of the thyroid exam?

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    Apr 2007
    Grand Rapids, MI


    According to Wikipedia, Exophthalmos (also called exophthalmia) is a bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit, so I would say you would mark the eyes. I use Wikipedia all the time and have found it to be a very useful resource. It will also give you an ICD-9 code most of the time, if you are having trouble finding the correct one.

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