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    Hi there!

    My leopard gecko has been extremely healthy for over the last year with 0 problems. Recently while he was shedding his one eye was closed and looked as though the shed was stuck to it. I let him be for the day but the next day i noticed both his eyes are stuck! Ive been using a Q-Tip and rubbing warm water over his eyes daily trying to remove the shed. I don't want to force his eyes open and harm him. Theres no Reptile vet for the next 8 hours where i live. Any suggestions on how to get the shed off of his eyes? He's blind right now and can't find his food to eat it. It's been about 6 days now of him not being able to open his eyes.

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    have you tried a sauna/bath? this would indicate pretty big issues with humidity; how are his toes?

    can you post a picture of his cage, and also of the gecko?
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    Hopefully it's an easy fix and just stuck shed. An infection could set in if this continues.

    Buy some normal saline and a squeeze bottle (the type bottle one puts shampoo in for traveling). Gently flush your leo's eyes with normal saline several times per day.

    Blink Contact Lens Wetting Solution can be used to flush eyes too. Just don't buy Blink Contact Lens Cleaning Solution!

    Try holding a wet cotton ball over his eyes for as long as he will permit. That may also help loosen stuck eye caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    have you tried a sauna/bath? this would indicate pretty big issues with humidity; how are his toes?

    can you post a picture of his cage, and also of the gecko?
    I have not tried a bath as i don't want to scare him. There's another leopard gecko in there and she's fine, all of their toes are completely normal. I do have a container with a small opening that i put wet paper towels inside of it i try to put him inside but he always comes back out.

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    Thank you i will try the saline solution instead of the warm water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas0n View Post
    Work on the remaining head shed too. Maybe the remaining shed will all come off at once.

    A sauna box can easily be made out of a Gladware container.
    • Poke holes for ventilation.
    • Place wet paper towels in the bottom and a little water to increase humidity.
    • Add a small rough rock that your leo can rub against.
    • Spray the sides and the lid.
    • Place leo inside & snap on lid.
    • Place sauna box over your heat mat or below the light bulb for 30-60 minutes.
    • Monitor your leo at all times!


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    Do you use a heat mat for their enclosure?
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    hmm. if the other gecko isn't having any issues, maybe it's the more dominant animal in the tank. this can manifest in pretty subtle ways; maybe he's being a bully and not letting this one into the humid hide?
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