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Recession of the eyeball into the orbital cavity.



a positioning of the eyeball in the orbit more to the rear than is normal. The most frequent cause is a severe trauma accompanied by fracture of the orbit walls and subsequent atrophy of the soft tissues. Enophthalmos is sometimes observed accompanying microphthalmia—a congenital condition in which the eyeball is abnormally small.

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4) Asymptomatic individuals can develop progressive, painless enophthalmus with hypoglobus.
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.