Retrobulbar abscess

This rabbit had an abscess affecting the apices of the caudal maxillary cheek teeth. The eye is being pushed out of the socket by the abscess. Only one eye is affected, and it is still salvageable. The next step is radiography and/or CT scanning. Examining the teeth under anaesthetic is important both prior to and during surgery. This case responded well to abscess surgery without enucleating the eye.