Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Enophthalmos refers to the posterior displacement of the globe in the orbit. It implies that the globe itself is normal and is caused by either one or a combination of 1:

  • structural alterations in the bony orbit
  • orbital fat atrophy
  • retraction

Specific causes include 2:

It may or may not be associated with hypoglobus.

Exophthalmos (or proptosis) is the opposite, displacement of the globe anteriorly.

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rID: 42076
System: Head & Neck
Tag: cases, refs
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