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    Hi guys. My leopard gecko has developed some issues with his eyes. There seems to be a sort of dried covering on them. Reading up on it says that itís most likely an issue with shedding caused by an environment that is too dry. Is that accurate? Is there anything I can do to help besides keeping his hide moist and ensuring he gets the proper vitamins? Is this an issue that I can fix at home or should I look into getting a vet appointment ASAP?

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    Welcome aboard!

    I recommend vet attention right away. Stuck eyelid shed is very serious business. Even vets should proceed in the most conservative way possible.

    That means to super-hydrate the gecko overnight. Hopefully that will cause the retained shed to become "wrinkly/bubbly". Then the old shed might be safely removed with a small suction device one uses on humans when contacts are stuck in the eye. BEFORE trying that, please ask advice from an exotics vet!


    This can be caused by an overly-dry environment and/or a scarcity of vitamin A acetate (retinol) in his diet.

    Please share the age of your leo and the brand, exact name, and frequency you're using supplements for him.
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