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Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 Oct;114(10):1206-9.

Bilateral enophthalmos associated with hydrocephalus and ventriculoperitoneal shunting.

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  • 1Division of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Lions Eye Institute, Albany, NY, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Progressive bilateral enophthalmos in the absence of previous trauma is rare.

METHODS:

Three patients with progressive bilateral severe enophthalmos whose only significant medical history was that of congenital hydrocephalus were treated by ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement.

RESULTS:

The patients demonstrated severe bilateral enophthalmos with poor eyelid apposition to the globes resulting in superficial keratopathy. Orbital computed tomographic scans confirmed the severe enophthalmos, with apparent reduced orbital fat volume. Orbital bony anatomy appeared normal.

CONCLUSIONS:

Bilateral progressive enophthalmos may be associated with hydrocephalus and ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The causal mechanism remains speculative.

PMID:
8859079
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