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03 December 2007 @ 05:35 pm
 
I posted an entry before about my lizard's eye problems. I went to a vet and he said it was probably due to some vitamin deficiency and that it wasn't a big deal, just to buy certain supplements for his food. He also gave me medicated eye drops to use for about a week twice a day.

Now, Aladar's eyes are looking a little better. But there are still some things that worry me. I can still see some mucus at the bottom of one lid. When will this flush out?

Every once and a while, he will close his eyes and they will bulge out of his head to the point where his lids look red and purple. Then some weird pinkish membrane swipes over the surface when he opens them again. Afterwards, he looks completely normal.

I got a bad feeling he's trying to get something OUT of his eye. I swear I can almost see a tiny grain of sand protruding from his baggy lid. If he does have sand or a scratch in his eye, what am I gonna have to do? The vet I see is very familiar with reptiles, but he's not really a specialist. Should I give this more time?
 
 
 
zoogeekzoogeek on December 3rd, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
All of mine do the bulgey/membrane thing as well. I've always figured it's just a physiological trait. How long have you been using the eyedrops and supplements for?
JEN-i-fərzasnoot on December 5th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
uhh.. i started this multivitamin powder i sprinkle on his food about 4 days ago? and the eye drops last thursday. i'm only using the drops for 10 days and then i see the vet again.
(Anonymous) on December 27th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
the eye problem
hello I have an Egytion Uromastyx and she has the same problem, mucous coming out of her eyes and sometimes they close up on her, she is housed with 2 others and they have no problems, and our growing beautifully. What kind of drops are you using? I use finch seed and they all seem to doing fine with that. They actually eat it and have no problems digesting the seed.