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Medical Term:

setting sun sign

 

Definition: retraction of the upper lid without upgaze so that the iris seems to “set” below the lower lid; suggestive of neurologic damage in the newborn, but usually clears up without sequelae.

See: Collier sign, Epstein sign

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