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    Default Swollen eye (w/ pictures) - If someone could please take a look, would like opinions


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    Hey everyone, had my boy for around 9 years now. Never really had any health problems aside from some sperm plugs that had to be removed at the vet. Recently I noticed he hasn't been eating so I inspected him today and it looks like his right eye is a little swollen. It looks pretty pronounced when you look at it from the top view.

    Here's an album link - https://imgur.com/a/ezqoAsh

    I will try and take him to the vet asap to check it out but any advice/insight is welcome. Have any of you had problems like this in the past? Does it look like the start of an infection or something? Or anyone know what's caused this?

    As for the setup, I use paper towels as substrate. He sheds pretty clean and it doesn't look like there's any shed stuck in there. Hot side is around 92-94F. His weight hasn't dropped but just a tad concerned. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate the time. Cheers

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    Hi smith John,

    Because the possibilities are many, I decided to post this which provides most of the causes. As you know, he will need to be taken to the vet.

    Reptilian Opthalmology €” A Window To Reptile Health

    Let us know how things go at the vet These are the most common causes.

    Low humidity
    Nutritional deficiencies
    Substrate
    Infection
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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, John!

    For all eye problems/swelling there is always the possibility of infection. Eyes are crucial for a gecko's hunting. Please have your leo evaluated by a vet right away in case antibiotics are needed, before the problem gets worse. That's the best, and really only way, to discover what is going on.
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