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Old 16-05-2016, 01:52 PM
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Default What's wrong with my lizards eye?

Has anyone experienced anyhthing like this wth their lizard's eye? I'm taking him to the vets this week but I want to know what to expect before I take him in.



This is his good eye:



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Old 16-05-2016, 02:03 PM
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Could he have knocked it? Looks like the lens of the eye has been disturbed. Can he still see out of it?
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Old 16-05-2016, 02:37 PM
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Could he have knocked it? Looks like the lens of the eye has been disturbed. Can he still see out of it?
I'm not sure, he's practically blind already due to inner ear problems. He still reacts to some movement like if you call to hime sometimes his eyes move forward to look at you but it could just be one eye he's looking out of.

I found a similar case online that looked very similar on a beardie and the eye specialist said it might be an iris cyst or benign melanoma but don't.

The prices to see a opthamologist and get treatment are crazy. It would probably cost upwards of £1000 so I might just ask my local vet to get his eye taken out if it looks cancerous.
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Old 16-05-2016, 07:50 PM
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Yep a crazy amount of money, they know how to charge. Is your local vet a good reptile specialist?
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Old 16-05-2016, 08:24 PM
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Yep a crazy amount of money, they know how to charge. Is your local vet a good reptile specialist?
No, they're rubbish. There's only one vet in the area that does exotics that seems to know what she's doing but last two times I asked specifically for her they booked me in with her trainees.
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Old 16-05-2016, 10:28 PM
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What area of the country are you in?
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Old 17-05-2016, 09:57 AM
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What area of the country are you in?
I live in Darlington.
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Old 17-05-2016, 03:43 PM
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They should not give you appts with trainees unless you say it is okay. You need to state that you want to see the vet who you want to see.
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Old 17-05-2016, 05:57 PM
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I had a feeling you were going to say somewhere in the North East from the description of the situation.

(Bishop Auckland here. Hi!)

I have a suspicion you may be talking about Jaqui Patterson's?

I would try Micaela Wright at Stanhope Park (On Stanhope Road South).

Andy Cloney was working there, but he has since moved on and I have had trouble tracking him down. I did hear he was setting up his own practice with his wife somewhere in Middlesbrough, but am yet to see any evidence of that, but he would be my go-to herp vet if I knew where he currently was (he used to work at JP and SP and has since worked down in London before coming back to the north east).
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Old 17-05-2016, 05:59 PM
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In fact I have just done a search and discovered he has set up a Vets 4 Pets franchise and it is indeed in Boro.

So there you go - If you can get over there get in and see him! If you can't get over there then go with Micaela.
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