Stellwag sign

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Lid retraction is where white sclera is seen above the iris. It is not exophthalmos, and is not so specific as a sign, since in addition to being caused by thyroid disease it can also be caused by a state of arousal or as compensation for ptosis in the other eye.

Last reviewed 01/2018