enophthalmos


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Related to enophthalmos: Pancoast tumor, Horner syndrome, Anophthalmos

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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Caption: Figure C, D: Axiai T1 (Figure C) and T2 (Figure D) weighted images showing gross reduction in subcutaneous fat in right hemifacial region including reduction in right retroorbitai fat with resultant enophthalmos
Nonurgent repair is indicated even in patients with apparent enophthalmos causing functional or cosmesis concerns and in patients with diplopia on clinical ground [7].
Recognition of progressive enophthalmos and papilledema while being followed up because of the diagnoses of headache and ptosis was important.
However, facial anhydrosis, enophthalmos, and a bitonal voice were not detected.
Six months after the ESS, right enophthalmos seemed to be equivalent to that on the affected side (Figure 3(a), arrow) and endoscopy showed that there was no recurrence of the nasal deformity (Figure 3(b)).
None of the patients complained about limitation of horizontal gaze, enophthalmos or narrowing of lid fissure and none of them experienced diplopia postoperatively.
Although the classic description of SSS includes enophthalmos, cases with lateralized uncinate processes and increased orbital volumes on CT scans, but without clinical enophthalmos, have been reported.
Horner's syndrome comprises ipsilateral partial ptosis, pupillary meiosis, apparent enophthalmos, facial anhidrosis, heterochromia of the irides (if before age two or congenital), and transient decrease in intraocular pressure.
Common signs and symptoms include diplopia, enophthalmos, infraortbital hypoesthesia, and decreased extraocular movements.
There may be orbital injury, enophthalmos as well as opacification of the maxillary sinus.
Significant complications can occur as a result of these injuries, including enophthalmos, diplopia, and restriction of gaze.