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Enophthalmos is a posterior displacement of the eyeball within the orbit. It is due to either enlargement of the bony orbit and/or reduction of the orbital content, this in relation to each other.[1]

It should not be confused with its opposite, exophthalmos, which is the anterior displacement of the eye.

It may be a congenital anomaly, or be acquired as a result of trauma (such as in a blowout fracture of the orbit), Horner's syndrome (apparent enophthalmos due to ptosis), Marfan syndrome, Duane's syndrome, silent sinus syndrome or phthisis bulbi.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Soparker, Charles N.S. (2008), "ENOPHTHALMOS 376.50", Roy and Fraunfelder's Current Ocular Therapy, Elsevier, pp. 593–594, retrieved 2022-08-26

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