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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
I would do but It costs me £40 in taxi fare to go there and back to that particular vets and I didn't remember they did this the previous time I booked so couldn't be bothered complaining.

She's very rude that vet actually. The last time i saw her I had to wait nearly an hour because a dog came in that needed an emergency c-section or something and when she eventually got around to me she didn't apologise or anything.
 

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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).
Hi Mike, yes it was JP I used to see. I've seen Andy now a few times when he used to work at JP's and then at stanhope road as well.

I'm just going to take him in to stanhope road and see what they say.

Do you know if Micaela Wright sees reptiles?
 

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Yes she does. She saw my tortoise a few months ago and was very thorough in dealing with an RI he had.

Andy would still be my number 1 choice, but it's obviously a lot further out to get there if you don't drive.


I also stopped going to Jaqui Paterson for the same reasons - Can never get an appointment with her now and I just don't like the guy (can't remember his name. Think he is Italian?) who they try and put you in with instead. It's a real shame because Jaqui really knows her stuff.
 

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Yeah I saw, the same guy at JP and he wasn't very helpful at all. I'm going to give that Michaela a try anyway. Hopefully get booked in this week. Thanks : victory:
 
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