Enophthalmos

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enophthalmos

[‚e‚näf′thal·məs]
(medicine)
Recession of the eyeball into the orbital cavity.

Enophthalmos

 

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.