SABAX SODIUM CHLORIDE - in Chameleon eyes?

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by Lleroy, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Lleroy

    Lleroy New Member

    I have two Female panther chameleons with eye problems. I bought the one about a week ago already with one damaged(dried out) eye. I am trying to save the eyes, but need some advice. I went to the Pharmacy and asked the guy behind the counter for SALINE solution with no additives. I told him its for a reptiles eye. He came back with a little transparent container with the following writing on it " SABAX SODIUM CHLORIDE - Sodium Chloride 0,09g/10ml (154 mmol/l) Injection V/24/4" So no where on it it actually says Saline. I know that Saline consists of Sodium Chloride but I'm very careful to what I need to put in my chameleons eye. Is this safe to use? Is this the right stuff, even if it doesn't say Saline? We don't have reptile eye-drops at our pet shop and my vet doesn't really know what to give me, so I need some help please. Thanks for any advice :)
     
  2. Picasso123

    Picasso123 New Member

    Saline solution is a solution of sodium chloride, or salt, in sterile water. Normal saline solution is 0.9% sodium chloride,
     
  3. Lleroy

    Lleroy New Member

    Well, the container I have says SABAX SODIUM CHLORIDE 0,9%. So this is safe to use in the Chameleons eye? thanks for your help.
     
  4. alee

    alee Member

    0,09g/10ml (154 mmol/l) is 0.9% sodium chloride solution, so it looks like the pharmacist gave you pure saline. I would assume it is very safe to use on your cham.
     
  5. Azthebarber

    Azthebarber New Member

    What should I do I also just got a female Cham about two weeks ago and I also think she might have a dry eye or getting dry she has a hard time opening it eye and it looks scabby I already put some saline drops but not that much.
     

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