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Q: Eye Infection - Leopard Gecko
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I just received a leopard gecko from my brothers ex girlfriend. He is maybe 5yrs old. Or somewhere around there. I had noticed his eye looked infected. Pus, and swollen. His other eye got like that too. He was in shed. I have read up that it could've been the shed. The bedding. An insect. I was told to use vitamin A. Do I put it in the eye? Or have him ingest it? I took out the bedding. He was given correct calcium. Including no extra calcium bowl. No humidity spot. He's on appetite increaser drops. I've never owned a leopard gecko. Ill be putting him in my rack, in a bin. Cuz he hasn't been given a proper heat source. I could use any help

Points: 150
Topics: Eyes , Infectious Disease
Tags: Eyes, Gecko, Health, Infection
Species: Lizards > Geckos > Eublepharis macularius
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Member Comment 9/19/2009 1:22:01 AM

Is it like an eye-cap?  or mucas buildup?  try placing a thin water dish right where your heat source it to increase the humidity in the tub, as far as the vitamin A i would read whether it is the ingested kind or the rub kind a bad shen is easily corrected under the right conditions, I hope this helps a little
Author Comment 9/19/2009 2:15:21 AM

Mucus. Seems like. I just moved everything around. And made a little tub thing just for humidity. Its next to her hide. And atop the heat. So I hope it works. I do need to research the vitamin A though
Member Comment 9/19/2009 2:32:08 AM

Try to post a picture of it's eyes but if you go to the vet they will most likely give you a vitamin a ointment unless it's an inner eye infection in which case they'll actually drain the fluid from the eye.
Accepted Answer 9/27/2009 6:35:55 PM

I have seen this in a few leos. if it is not opening the eye use a wet q-tip  to moisten the eye and use a good pair of tweezers to seperate the eyelids. if you see a yellow substance covering the eye it is most likely old shed stuck in the eye. you may need to use the tweezers to remove the old shed / infection. dont worry about hurting the eye they can pull the eye back while you work the remove the shed. its going to be kind of gross but you need to get that out of there. i use triple antibiotic ointment on the eye. check the eye daily ,make sure the eye stays open. all the appetite drops in the world won help the gecko eat if it cant see. you can also increase the heat to help fight the infection. leos can do very well at 90 degrees just make sure that the gecko has plenty of water at that temp and mist the cage when you notice a she coming. the high  temps can cause some shed troubles.  good luck with the gecko. Kirk
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