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Eye problem! Please help!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:52 am
by samilouw
My bearded dragon has had a watery eye and crust forms every other day to where she cant open her eyes. Is there any kind of eye drops I could try ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:56 am
by KarrieRee
Please post a pic of her eye --- what kind of lighting do you have going in your tank?
Karrie

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 am
by samilouw
I use the reptisun 10.0 uv strip light and 90 watt halogen white light for heat source

Re: Eye problem! Please help!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:12 am
by KarrieRee
Ok so good lighting it sounds like --- please post a pic of her eye so when the more experienced see it they can help--- do you know what caused the eye to do this?
Karrie

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 am
by claudiusx
You can try saline drops to help flush out whatever could be in the eye. If you could post pics of your tank and the eye that would help.

Is it possible that something might have got into the eye such as sand?

-Brandon

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:23 am
by samilouw
Yes I will post a picture in few I am at work. She is housed on reptile carpet but used to be on sand about 5 years ago and she did get that in her eye. Has anyone tried terramycin? For the eyes

Re: Eye problem! Please help!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:30 am
by KarrieRee
ok so no sand in the eye--- well help w/ the eye can be better after pics are posted --- in the meantime if you get tired of cleaning the carpet you can look at getting some textured non adhesive shelf liner from Home Depot or Lowes etc -- its cheap easy to clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 in a spray bottle - and insects dont get underneath
Karrie

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:41 am
by samilouw
Ok thank you, I will send pictures as soon as I can

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:33 am
by samilouw
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:33 am
by samilouw
And one eye will open all the way once I clean it but looks a little droopy and they both get watery

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:53 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I also answered on your other post regarding the products.
You are using a long tube bulb, the Reptisun 10 correct? How far away from her is it?
Do you have it mounted alongside of a bright white basking light?

Tracie

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 am
by samilouw
Yes I am using the long tube reptisun 10. The closest she can be to that light is about a hand length away but everything else in her enclosure is lower. The long tube is put diagonally because if its straight across I wont have room for the heat light

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:41 am
by SandP
Is the reptisun 10 the t5 or t8? You mention a heat light but not what kind, is it a bright white bulb?

Re: Eye problem! Please help!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:20 pm
by samilouw
Yes it's a bright white light. It's a phillip halogen bulb

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:35 am
by SandP
How are her eyes? Are you still cleaning them? Do you know if your reptisun is a t5 or t8? I'm asking because a t5 at hand length away is very close and could be hurting her eyes, if it's a t8 is shouldn't be a problem.