Orbital Fat Pad Prolapse

Occasionally a partial prolapse of the orbital fat pad may be noted in dogs, and less commonly in cats. Fat prolapse results from either congenital or traumatic weakness associated with orbital soft tissues. Clinically a fat prolapse presents as a smooth, pink to cream-colored, fluctuant, non-painful swelling adjacent to the globe. Manipulation of the globe may exacerbate symptoms. Symptoms are commonly unilateral. Canine & feline species of any breed or crossed-breed may be affected.