In 1973, Sir Stewart Duke-Elder reported cases of active voluntary or semivoluntary propulsion of the globe, cases of spontaneous luxation in brachycephalic individuals, and a case where "the eyes are opened widely and may spontaneously protrude or may receive some aid from the finger or by blowing the nose."1 Furthermore, the floppy eyelid syndrome was originally described in 1981.2
Alexandrakis G, Tse DT, Chang WJ. First Report of Spontaneous Globe Luxation. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1266. doi:
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