Have some eye problems i don't know what to do

Bored_dragon

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Hey, I got my first bearded dragon about 2 years ago and about a year into owning him I realized that one of his eyes is enlarged and always kept closed. Where I live there is only one good exotic vet. He gave him antibiotics and vitamin A cream nothing. then he told me he has glaucoma gave medicine nothing. Recently thou I found a post that he might have corneal globose. however, what's bothering me is that he always keeps it closed he opens it rarely (somedays he keeps it more open than others) and I would like to know if other owners have the same problem. It does not bother him just it's almost always closed. (as well very recently like 2 days ago I saw his eye-watering so I don't know maybe ill go back to the vet)
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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
Hey, I got my first bearded dragon about 2 years ago and about a year into owning him I realized that one of his eyes is enlarged and always kept closed. Where I live there is only one good exotic vet. He gave him antibiotics and vitamin A cream nothing. then he told me he has glaucoma gave medicine nothing. Recently thou I found a post that he might have corneal globose. however, what's bothering me is that he always keeps it closed he opens it rarely (somedays he keeps it more open than others) and I would like to know if other owners have the same problem. It does not bother him just it's almost always closed. (as well very recently like 2 days ago I saw his eye-watering so I don't know maybe ill go back to the vet)
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Most often its the lighting -- please go over the basking bulb are you using a CLEAR bright white basking bulb? No colored No off white No yellowish bulbs --- No daytime bulbs they the neodymium coating which is a rare earth mineral, decreases the CRI or Color Rendering Index which affects the overall brightness. It does this by cutting the yellow color range out to make it appear brighter but since reptiles are very sensitive to light & can see more of the spectrum than we can it is best to use a bright white light for basking
instead. UVB NO coils --- certain MVB will cause eye issues --also I would get rid of the loose substrate that too could be causing the eye issues
 

Bored_dragon

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Most often its the lighting -- please go over the basking bulb are you using a CLEAR bright white basking bulb? No colored No off white No yellowish bulbs --- No daytime bulbs they the neodymium coating which is a rare earth mineral, decreases the CRI or Color Rendering Index which affects the overall brightness. It does this by cutting the yellow color range out to make it appear brighter but since reptiles are very sensitive to light & can see more of the spectrum than we can it is best to use a bright white light for basking
instead. UVB NO coils --- certain MVB will cause eye issues --also I would get rid of the loose substrate that too could be causing the eye issues
My friends have the same setup and they are working fine I was recommended them by the breeder I got him from. kinda limited on what I am provided with at the pet shops as well. it's just a matter of it being genetics as this post I recently saw had the same thing my baby has I'm just asking whoever has it with their dragon if it's normal for them to keep it closed all the time. It's more bothering me than bothering him at this point.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
My friends have the same setup and they are working fine I was recommended them by the breeder I got him from. kinda limited on what I am provided with at the pet shops as well. it's just a matter of it being genetics as this post I recently saw had the same thing my baby has I'm just asking whoever has it with their dragon if it's normal for them to keep it closed all the time. It's more bothering me than bothering him at this point.
No it is not normal --- If your using any coils -- certain MVB's -- colored bulb red purple etc daytime bulbs coated w/ neoyidium or off white or yellowish bulbs for basking are also a issue w/ eyes -- substrate loose will cause eye issues -- your dragons eyes should be bright clear and kept open --- if you need more help w/ getting anything replaced and your pet stores are not providing proper lighting you need to order it on line---- we can help guide you w/ proper lighting ---- I am thinking there are other things off in the tank as well -- your UVB and your basking surface basking temps are the MOST important things in the tank --- they control the overall health and behavior of the dragon -- please read the info links I have posted for you -- please ask for more help if you need it
 

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