Eye Displacement in Cats
Proptosis in Cats
Proptosis is a medical condition which causes a cat's eye to move forward and protrude from its eye socket. This typically noticeable (and unseemly) medical condition is frequently associated with a head trauma and is often vision threatening. Therefore, immediate veterinary examination and treatment is vital to restoring or saving the cat's eyesight.
Proptosis affects both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn how this condition affects dogs, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.
Symptoms and Types
The most common symptom is an eyeball which protrudes significantly more than normal. Other possible signs include:
The most common cause is an injury to the cat's head or face. The force, in fact, does not have to be severe to cause the eye to displace. In rare cases, eye tumors or other serious infections can cause the eye to move out of place.
The two most common diagnoses for this condition include:
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