BuddyGecko

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A few days ago my gecko went through a bad shed - so excuse the photo, she's currently soaking.

I had taken her to the vet because one eye had a stuck eye retainer and the other had a piece of a shed that had her eye stuck shut. When I tried to gently remove it, pus was coming from it and she was visibly distressed. The eye seemed good but now I'm really worried. She seems to keep it shut most of the time. Should I take her back to the vet? Or is it something that will clear up?
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acpart

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The eyes in the picture look OK. Sometimes a little piece of shed can get stuck in the eye and if it remains (it can be really hard to see it), it can cause irritation and possibly inflammation. Did the vet just remove the shed, or did s/he do something else? What you could do for the moment is to gently rinse it with warm water and a q tip. If it doesn't look OK in a day or 2, consider taking her back to the vet in case she needs an antibiotic cream or oral antibiotics.

Aliza
 
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