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What is hypertelorism?

Hypertelorism means the presence of wide spaced eyes. This is diagnosed when the inter inner canthal distance between the two eyes is more than half of the inter pupillary distance
Causes of hypertelorism
Hypertelorism is a feature that can have many underlying etiology
  • This may be due to a mass pushing the two orbits apart
  • A cleft in the bone between the eyes 
  • As part of a syndrome.