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    Hiiii, so my albino leopard gecko named Stan is almost 3 years old now and just recently he had a shed and was good with getting it off of his whole body but there looks to be some stuck inside of his eye. There is like a piece a skin over his eye bal. My coworker who works in a vet clinic said to put polysporin eye drops for 5 days so I did and just seemed to of made it worse his eye was red and he wouldnít open it. So then another vet assistant told me to put coconut oil so now his eye is fully close. I put him in a steam bath to try and help moisten his eye and when I put him back in his cage he was wobbly and his tail was moving very unusual. Iím not sure what I can do for him in the mean time I am going to schedule an appointment to get checked out by the vet but I can only go on Wednesday? Any suggestions to help him ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan1 View Post
    Hiiii, so my albino leopard gecko named Stan is almost 3 years old now and just recently he had a shed and was good with getting it off of his whole body but there looks to be some stuck inside of his eye. There is like a piece a skin over his eye bal. My coworker who works in a vet clinic said to put polysporin eye drops for 5 days so I did and just seemed to of made it worse his eye was red and he wouldn’t open it. So then another vet assistant told me to put coconut oil so now his eye is fully close. I put him in a steam bath to try and help moisten his eye and when I put him back in his cage he was wobbly and his tail was moving very unusual. I’m not sure what I can do for him in the mean time I am going to schedule an appointment to get checked out by the vet but I can only go on Wednesday? Any suggestions to help him ??
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    Did you place Stan in a room with lots of steam? Be careful. A leo's preferred body temperature is only 86*F (30*C).

    Instead of the above remedies (because you're not sure whether Stan's eye is infected), try gently squirting normal saline into his eye. Blink Contact Lens Wetting Solution may be soothing and help. Don't use contact lens cleaning solution!

    If it's retained shed on his eyeball, these methods may work.
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    you have to be careful with eye meds - if it was plain eye lubricant (like surgical eye lube or artificial tears like the plain saline flush - it is benign), but some of the eye antibiotics have dexamethasone in them (a steroid) that will make ulcers or infections worse (which is painful). Coconut oil or other oils should never be put in eyes unless sterilely compounded as a medium for eye medicine by a pharmacist. Your vet tech friends should know better, sounds like he needs a veterinarian now - its best not to wait with eyes. They can loose the eye or vision easily without treatment. Hoping for the best with your little friend.

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    Hiii , oh nooo, next tine Iím just going to bring him to a professional rather than listen to other people ! (. Yeah I scheduled an appointment for Wednesday. Thank you soo much guys !
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    Hiii , oh nooo, next tine I’m just going to bring him to a professional rather than listen to other people ! (. Yeah I scheduled an appointment for Wednesday. Thank you soo much guys !
    You're welcome.

    I hope your vet has some helpful ideas. Please update us after your leo's appointment.
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    Hi everyone,
    Stan has just come back from the vet and isn’t happy at all. The vet was able to pry his eye open and remove the retained shed which a pretty long piece! She suggested gut loading my insects that way he is getting tons of nutrients and if he has a vitamin A decency will help with successful sheds. She also prescribed him with .3 of tobrex solution eye drops to apply for 10 days to limit infections ! So hes on the road back to happiness ! Thank you for everything guys !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan1 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Stan has just come back from the vet and isn’t happy at all. The vet was able to pry his eye open and remove the retained shed which a pretty long piece! She suggested gut loading my insects that way he is getting tons of nutrients and if he has a vitamin A decency will help with successful sheds. She also prescribed him with .3 of tobrex solution eye drops to apply for 10 days to limit infections ! So hes on the road back to happiness ! Thank you for everything guys !
    You're welcome. Stan is grateful.

    I'm glad the problem was just retained eye shed and not an infection.

    What do you feed the insects and worms right now?
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    Great news! Glad Stan is on the mend
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    Hiii, right now I donít feed the mealworms anything I leave them in the container they come in and he is usually able to eat all of them before they die. When I feed him crickets though I feed them the orange cubes from the Flukers brand that has water food and vitamins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan1 View Post
    Hiii, right now I don’t feed the mealworms anything I leave them in the container they come in and he is usually able to eat all of them before they die. When I feed him crickets though I feed them the orange cubes from the Flukers brand that has water food and vitamins.
    Mealworms need a good 24/7 bedding, usually different than what they've been packaged in. That's what they eat. Otherwise their guts are empty. It's kinda like an empty pasta shell. Same for most any feeder including crickets.

    Fluker's Orange Cubes are scarcely better than nothing. Please check that label.

    Healthy feeders => healthy geckos

    This dry diet makes a good bedding for mealworms as well as a good dry diet for crickets.
    Already ground Pro Gutload diet (by Professional Reptiles)

    Which powdered supplements are you using to lightly dust Stan's mealworms and crickets?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 12-06-2018 at 01:21 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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