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    Default What eye drops are safe for Leopard Geckos?


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    Hi, I currently have a leopard gecko who has had eye trouble, and have read that I need to use eye drops of a "sterile saline solution." I have access to eye drops of a brand called "Thera Tears" which are for humans. The container states it is for dry eye therapy, and also states that it is sterile.

    The ingredients are as follows:

    Active: 0.25% Sodium carboxymethylcellulose

    Inactive:

    • Borate buffers
    • Calcium chloride
    • Dequest
    • Magnesium chloride
    • Potassium chloride
    • Purified water
    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Sodium chloride
    • Sodium perborate
    • Sodium phosphate


    I feel skeptical of using these eye drops for my leopard gecko due to how many ingredients are present, and would be very appreciative if anyone can tell me if they are indeed safe to use.

    I currently am unable to take my leopard gecko to a vet due to a lack of means of transportation, and have read that one thing that may help eye issues is to use eye drops of a sterile saline solution.

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    I believe you can use the same sterile saline solution that is used for contact lenses. Walmart sells their Equate brand that is safe. It sounds like what you have is similar - does it say Saline on it?
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    Hi, thank you very much for the feedback. This bottle does not seem to say saline on it anywhere. It says sterile, but not saline. I decided I would go ahead and order a bottle of eye drops meant for reptiles from online, and have now given the lizard her first dose of eye drops. It seems that one eye is still cloudy, but thankfully the other eye is now clear, which makes me feel very happy. I am now using these reptile eye drops for her, and hopefully this will cure the problem with her other eye. Thank you again for your feedback!
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    Hi ~

    How old is your leo?

    May I ask which powdered supplements you use for her. They are all a bit different. Some vitamins directly impact eye health.

    Please list brand, exact name, and frequency you use them.
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