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Thursday 23rd of November 2017


General information on Enophthalmos

Enophthalmos, also known as sunken eye, is a sinking of the eyeball back into the eye socket. One or both eyeballs may sink back when there is a loss of substance in the fat pads that are behind the eye. Dehydration and rapid weight loss can cause this. Sometimes, when there is an injury to the cornea, a retractor muscle can spasm and pull the eye back into the eye socket. Some of the other causes that can affect either one or both eyes are tetanus, damage to a nerve in the neck, cancer, ocular pain, Hornerís syndrome, or an injury to the eye that causes it to atrophy and become smaller and sink back.

Symptoms of Enophthalmos

Some of the symptoms for enophthalmos may be the eye is less visible, the eye is of normal sized and sits back further than usual, the third eyelid is visible, mucus coming from the sunken eye, a rolled-back look to the eye, and turning inward of the eyelid margin. Some of the lesser occurring symptoms of enophthalmos may be a change in the appearance of the face, weight loss, dehydration, and discharge form the nose.

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Treatments for Enophthalmos

The treatment for enophthalmos is typically directed at the underlying cause of the condition due to the fact that enophthalmos is always caused by something else.

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