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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Eye problems with Leopard Gecko

I have a 7 year old Leopard Gecko. For about half her life she has had problems with getting all the stuff out of her eye...just her left eye...after shedding. I know that there is the layer on the inside of the eyelid that sheds, but it rarely comes out of that eye. I end up removing it myself, sadly with a rounded tweezers so I do not scratch anything.

She is very calm, and allows me to do this, and it is what the vets have also done in the past. I'm curious if anyone has had this problem and knows how to prevent this from happening so often.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 04:17 PM
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What is your set up like? Knowing will help us help you and your gecko.





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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I have a calcium substrate sand on the ground, 3 shelters: 1 in the warmer area, one in the cooler, and one in the middle that has moss in it that I mist to keep humidity level. I also have a heated sticker thing in there that keeps the ground warm, but not real hot...she loves it in that section. Hmm..what else? I have a heat lamp, shallow water dish, and that's about it.
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The first thing I would do is remove the sand. The gecko could eat it and become impacted which could lead to death if not serious illness. Use paper towel or plain paper instead. Also provide a water bottle cap of calcium ( the same you use to dust the crickets).

I don't know why your gecko is having shed problems as from your first post I was thinking it needed a moist hide, which you have. Good luck.





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Well the sand is formulated is ok for digestion if she does eat it...so I'm not worried about that at all. And I do put an electrolyte supplement in her water, as well as a calcium/vit D dust on teh crickets.

I'm doing everything I've ever been advised to do here! lol It's just her one eye, and the little ring that is stuck in there pops out easily...I'm just at such a loss!
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Even if the sand is 'digestable' it can still cause problems.

If you can eaisly remove the stuck piece I would just keep doing that. Sometimes they have little shed issues.





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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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yea I can continue removing it, but it probably isnt' the best thing for her to have me poking around with a tweezers in her eye! lol
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