Abadie's sign (exopthalmos)

Last revised by Dr Balint Botz on 05 Nov 2021

Abadie's sign is a medical sign of hyperthyroidism that is described by exophthalmos of both eyeballs, it is primarily caused by levator palpebrae superioris muscle spasm and appears as a clinically bulging eyes appearance 1.

History and etymology

Jean Marie Charles Abadie (1842–1932) was a French ophthalmologist who described this eponymous sign. His works on multiple eye conditions includes trachoma and glaucoma.  

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