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enophthalmos

 [en″of-thal´mos]
a backward displacement of the eyeball into the orbit.

en·oph·thal·mos

(en'of-thal'mos),
Recession of the eyeball within the orbit.
Synonym(s): enophthalmia
[G. en, in, + ophthalmos, eye]

en·oph·thal·mos

(en'of-thal'mos)
Recession of the eyeball within the orbit.
[G. en, in, + ophthalmos, eye]

enophthalmos

A sinking backwards of the eyeball into its bony socket so that the lid margins cannot easily be held the normal distance apart and there is an obvious narrowing of the lid aperture. Enophthalmos is the opposite of EXOPHTHALMOS. Enophthalmos results from loss of fat within the eye socket.

Enophthalmos

A condition in which the eye falls back into the socket and inhibits proper eyelid function.
Mentioned in: Tarsorrhaphy

enophthalmos

Recession of the eyeball into the orbit. It is caused by a degeneration and shrinking of the orbital fat, a tumour, an injury to the orbit or to shortening of the extraocular muscles following excessive resections. See entropion; exophthalmometer.
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But recently, a new and infrequent side effect called prostaglandin-associated periorbiropathy characterized by deepening of the upper lid sulcus, ptosis, enophthalmus, regression in dermarochalasis and lower lid lateral orbital fat pad prolapsus has been determined.