Definition of retrobulbar in English:


Syllabification: ret·ro·bul·bar
Pronunciation: /ˌretrōˈbəlbər, -ˌbär


[attributive] Anatomy & Medicine
  • Situated or occurring behind the eyeball: a retrobulbar abscess
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    • When the inflammation doesn't involve the optic disk, doctors refer to it as retrobulbar optic neuritis.
    • The most serious potential adverse effect of EMB is ocular toxicity manifested by optic or retrobulbar neuritis, which exists in two forms and may affect one or both eyes.
    • In these cases, if the globe is proptotic and tense, the physician should suspect a retrobulbar hematoma.

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