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Q. Hi I have a Leopard Gecko who’s eyes are not opening. I’ve been putting saline in and around the eyes for about a week. What can I do to get them open?
Common causes for eye problems in geckos include bacterial infections (many times bacteria from the mouth travel up the tear duct into the eyes), shedding problems, and foreign bodies. Each of these problems would be treated quite differently. The first … Continue reading
Q. My 10 year old female cat, Roxie, has developed some type of pinkish tissue within her eyeball – there is no discharge of any kind but it is starting to spread over her eye – I have never seen anything like this in 40 years of owning cats.
Hello, Sorry to hear about your trouble with Roxie. This problem is extremely difficult to assess without seeing Roxie. We get very concerned regarding eye problems. We would like to help her prior to permanent damage to her vision. She … Continue reading
Q. We have a 6 month old Lab/ Border Collie and recently her right eye has been leaking a green fluid and we would like to know if would should bring her in or if there is an at home solution to this problem.
Thanks for asking about your pet. The green discharge usually indicates a bacterial infection of the eye. Oftentimes this infection is secondary to other underlying problems such as allergies, a scratch of the cornea, a foreign body in the eye, … Continue reading
Hi there! Thanks for your question about your cat’s elevated third eyelids. For starters, this can be a complicated issue to sort out as the list of possibilities for potential causes can be quite long. But the good news is … Continue reading
Q. My 11 y/o Toy Poodle has developed cataracts in both eyes. I live in Sarasota, Fl. Is there a veterinary opthalmologist in central Florida that you recommend?
Really sorry to hear… We recommend Dr. Dan Wolf, veterinary ophthalmologist, here in Tampa: 7512 Paula Dr. Tampa, Florida, 33615 phone: (813) 881 9799
Although there are several underlying causes that may cause discharge from the eyes, a greenish color usually indicates bacterial overgrowth or infection. An examination will help to determine whether an antibiotic is needed; however it is also important to identify … Continue reading