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Is it possible for your eyes to fall back into your head?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not at all
The eyes sit in the eye socket (orbit), which has a cone shape formed by the skull bones.
The tip of the cone points back toward the brain and has a hole that is much smaller than the eyeball. Also, the eye is tethered in place by muscles, so it cannot fall into the head. Trauma to the face can break the bones in the floor of the orbit and the eye can sink down a little, but it cannot fall back.

In brief: Not at all
The eyes sit in the eye socket (orbit), which has a cone shape formed by the skull bones.
The tip of the cone points back toward the brain and has a hole that is much smaller than the eyeball. Also, the eye is tethered in place by muscles, so it cannot fall into the head. Trauma to the face can break the bones in the floor of the orbit and the eye can sink down a little, but it cannot fall back.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Eyes falling back
No.

In brief: Eyes falling back
No.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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