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.