Enophthalmos

Enophthalmos

What is it?

It is the movement of the eyeball towards the back part of the orbit.

Why does this happen?

  • Fractures of the orbit
  • Orbital fat atrophy
  • Patients with breast cancer metastasis

Examinations and diagnostic tests

  • A full ophthalmological examination and eyelid and periocular examination
  • Photos are taken to assess the patient’s condition before and after treatment
  • A Hertel test is conducted (also known as exophtalmometry). This consists of measuring the position of both eyes
  • In addition. an orbital CT scan is carried out to assess the cause of the enophthalmos

People with enophthalmos have an appearance of sunken eye.

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