Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 10 Aug 2022

Pseudoproptosis is a situation where the eye can have a proptotic anatomic appearance but without any mass effect from a lesion displacing the globe or any underlying pathology. Instances where this can occur include

  • buphthalmos: as a result of congenital glaucoma or severe myopia
  • contralateral enophthalmos: e.g. from a contralateral orbital fracture, asymmetric bony orbital size/volume, or asymmetrical eyelid anatomy

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