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enophthalmos

 [en″of-thal´mos]
a backward displacement of the eyeball into the orbit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·oph·thal·mos

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

(en'of-thal'mos)
Recession of the eyeball within the orbit.
[G. en, in, + ophthalmos, eye]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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Enophthalmos

A condition in which the eye falls back into the socket and inhibits proper eyelid function.
Mentioned in: Tarsorrhaphy
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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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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