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In medicine, enophthalmia describes eyes that are abnormally sunken into their sockets.[1] This condition usually affects elderly persons. Surgery can be done to correct it. Bilateral progressive enophthalmos may be the presenting sign of metastatic breast carcinoma even when local symptoms in the breast are absent.


  1. ^ Gelatt, Kirk N.; Gelatt, Janice P. (2011). Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery – E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 0702048933. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Camirand A, Doucet J, Harris J (November 1997). "Anatomy, pathophysiology, and prevention of senile enophthalmia and associated herniated lower eyelid fat pads". Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 100 (6): 1535–1546. doi:10.1097/00006534-199711000-00026. PMID 9385969. 
  • Gonçalves AC, Moura FC, Monteiro ML (July 2005). "Bilateral progressive enophthalmos as the presenting sign of metastatic breast carcinoma". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 21 (4): 311–313. doi:10.1097/01.iop.0000167786.00697.0b. PMID 16052150.