Leopard gecko eye issue help

Maplense

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I have a male leopard gecko that I’ve had for almost three years now. Just recently noticed his left eye almost looks as if his pupil and iris and separated from his eye?? I’ve attached some videos to this. I’ve looked all over online and haven’t found anything similar. Please help i just want to figure out what’s going on with my little guy. Will answer any questions
 

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Maplense

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Yeah i want to get him checked out but at the moment money is not here, trying to sell my things to afford it.
 

acpart

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I'm not seeing a problem. The left eye looks a little white towards the end of the video, but it could be light reflecting off the gecko.

Aliza
 

indyana

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Very difficult to tell from the videos, but I'd it looks bigger than the other, there could be a bit of swelling. Unfortunately, not much you can do without a vet exploring a bit for eye issues. Most require prescriptions.
 

Maplense

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I had a similar issue, it started the same way and developed to the image attached.. I had to get drops for his eyes. The other eye (not shown) was much worse, it resulted in him losing it.
If you don’t mind me asking a couple questions but how much did the drops cost you and did it actually help?
 

happygeckos3

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My gecko had an eye issue in the past due to the tank being too hot. I believe anything over 90F is too hot. I usually have it at 85F and my 3 geckos have been fine. They're about 6 yrs old now. I'm not sure how hot your tank gets or if that could be the problem. I found it was a shedding problem with my gecko. I gave him baths and added a few drops of colloidal silver (10ppm) into the water to kill off bad bacteria. This website says you can put the silver into the eye. https://dragoncolloids.com/colloidal-silver/about-colloidal-silver/188-colloidal-silver-for-amphibians-and-reptiles Another product that I used in baths is called Chlorhexidine solution 2% which is a safe anti-bacterial, anti-fungal non-toxic cleaner. I spray some in the bath water. It's known to help heal wounds.

I also gave him probiotics, PetAg bene-bac. I would mix powder with water and then used a dropper and have him lick it off his nose. Amazingly, his eye problem went away. It's been a few years, since he's had a problem. But he's had it twice so far.

Another tip, I have a large kidney shaped water dish in their tank which allows them to bathe and drink water. It's helped with shedding and keeping them cool when the weather gets hot.

I lost another gecko from the same eye problem, but did not know what to do at the time. I visited the vet, but that was pointless, since they mainly dealt with dogs and cats. They prescribed eye drops, but that did not do anything and I spent over $100 for the vet and drops and she eventually died. You would have to see a reptile specialist to find out the problem, but if you aren't able, you can try what I did and see if any of these would help. Good luck and hope your gecko gets better soon!
 
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Maplense

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I had a similar issue, it started the same way and developed to the image attached.. I had to get drops for his eyes. The other eye (not shown) was much worse, it resulted in him losing it.
After calling around got him booked for a vet, won’t take him until the 19th but hopefully he’ll be okay thank you all
 
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