Orbital Disease

The globes of dogs and cats may be displaced from their normal positions, resulting in visible facial asymmetries. Anterior globe displacement (exophthalmia), as the result of a retrobulbar mass is common, but globes can also be displaced along the vertical or horizontal axes, rotate, or exhibit strabismus. These displacements have an immediate affect on vision through malalignment of gaze, can permanently damage vision through pressure on the optic nerve, often result in secondary exposure keratitis, and in some cases may have implications for a pet’s overall health.