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Old 03-26-2010, 04:36 PM
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eye infection

today i came back from university and i saw one of my chameleons eyes is sunken and he was flushing it 10 times a minutes. it seems there is water in there and something was developing like residue. now his eye is swollen compared to the other eye.

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i hope nothing is wrong but i can see there is something wrong just by looking at this little guy
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:42 PM
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I wouldn't wait...I had a similar problem and took my guy to the vet as soon as i noticed it. After a 59$ vet visit and a flushing of his eye 3x per day with a saline solution via siringes they gave me, he was all better. I felt it was a good deal in my book.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:18 PM
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Howdy,

I'm sure that you'll get things sorted out with proper treatment etc. but I wanted to post what can happen if an eye infection doesn't get treated promptly. Even after the infection was treated and cleared, the scarring remained.

Corneal Scarring of a friend's chameleon:

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Right Eye:


Normal Eye:

(Panther always did have a twinkle in his eye... )
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You should prolly get some terramicyn for it. LLL Reptile sells it on their site. If you can get your hands on some saline solution, you can wash his eye out. hold him on a towel on his side and put a fine stream of fluid into the eye causing it to fill with the fluid. he will move his eye around and it'll loosen up gunk in his eye. Do this twice a day, it should help. also check your supplementing. Make sure it is good.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:28 PM
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Where can I get some saline solution?
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Anybody besides lllreptiles has the solution ?
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walmart, walgreens, rite aid, whatever store is near you. Get regular saline solution, not hydrating or anything like that. It's the same stuff you use for contact lenses
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walmart, walgreens, rite aid, whatever store is near you. Get regular saline solution, not hydrating or anything like that. It's the same stuff you use for contact lenses
Make sure it is .5% saline not .9%, dont want to burn your chams eyes. The .9% is used for cleaning wounds while the .5% is safe on eyes.
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Howdy,

Here's an old post about flushing eyes with saline solution. Over the last couple of months, I spoke with several pharmicists about rinsing eyes and they all seemed to agree that the ones marked "for sensitive eyes" would be fine to use. Ex: Saline solution
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:52 AM
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I appreciate the help guys... Thanks a lot... I'm still not sure how to put it in the chams eyes tho... Any tips???
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