Chapter 5. Abnormal Eye Appearances

  1. Peggy Frith Consultant Ophthalmic Physician1,
  2. Roger Gray Consultant Ophthalmologist2,
  3. Sally MacLennan Clinical Assistant3 and
  4. Phillip Ambler General Practitioner, Wantage, and Clinical Assistant in Ophthalmology4

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760147.ch5

The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Frith, P., Gray, R., MacLennan, S. and Ambler, P. (2001) Abnormal Eye Appearances, in The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760147.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

  2. 2

    Taunton and Somerset, NHS Trust

  3. 3

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

  4. 4

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058952

Online ISBN: 9780470760147



  • house dust;
  • atopic keratoconjunctivitis;
  • phlyctenular;
  • eye medication;
  • contact lens wear


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The red eye

  • Blepharitis: a common cause of red eyelid margin

  • The sticky eye

  • Abnormal corneal appearances

  • Lumps around the eye

  • Swelling around the eye

  • Proptosis

  • Abnormal eyelid position

  • Nystagmus

  • Abnormalities of the pupil

  • Squint

  • Abnormal retinal appearances