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    Hi,

    last week i noticed that my first crested gecko (named Spence) seemed to have "different" eyes. One eye is normal and the other one seems darker in color an is sunken in. I cant say if the eye itself is smaller or he just "pulled it in" because of pain or unpleasant feeling on the eye.
    He also doenst hunt crickets anymore, i think he might have troubles locating them, but at least he licks fruit mash. Also the lens on that eye doenst seem to dilate and narrow right.

    So i went to the vet, with a fecal probe (that was negative). He checked the eye and gave me eye drops called Ciloxan (active ingredient Ciprofloxacin), and i am treating him with those already for 4 days. But it doenst seem to get better.

    Perhaps Dr. Alan or someone else can give me a 2nd opinion what problem Spence might have.

    Both eyes:


    Sunken in / darker eye:


    Normal eye:


    Thx for your help

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    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
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    Really? Strange, they show up on my screen. Here the links:

    both eyes: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes01.jpg

    sunken in eye: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes02.jpg

    normal eye: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes03.jpg

    regards

    Ingo
    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
    ingo
    www.napalm.at

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciliatus View Post
    Really? Strange, they show up on my screen. Here the links:

    both eyes: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes01.jpg

    sunken in eye: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes02.jpg

    normal eye: www.napalm.at/priv/spenceeyes03.jpg

    regards

    Ingo
    They're showing now, but they're absolutely huge (tehnically, too big..but as this is asking about eyes, bigger may be better in this case). They were just red x boxes before.

    Regarding the eye, I can't help you much, other than to say that I have a (now adult) male crestie that has a similar issue. This problem never resolved itself, the gecko never had any goop, etc..around the eye. I'm not sure if it was an injury or a birth defect that I somehow missed upon purchase (I don't think I would have missed this, but anything is possible I suppose). I ended up not taking him to that vet because she, time and time again, proved herself to be useless when it came to actual vet care - especially with reptiles. Essentially it would have been a total waste of money, and produced one highly stressed out gecko.

    Here's the old thread with pics: http://www.pangeareptile.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4868

    Basically looks the same today. Never could get my camera to get close ups of the eye like you're able to. It can't get that closeup w/out getting really blurry.
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    Well they are not that big, the largest one is 1086 x 904 pixels or so. Thats quite normal screen resolution. And like you said, to see something bigger pics are better in such cases.

    regards

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    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
    ingo
    www.napalm.at

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciliatus View Post
    Well they are not that big, the largest one is 1086 x 904 pixels or so. Thats quite normal screen resolution. And like you said, to see something bigger pics are better in such cases.

    regards

    Ingo
    Per Matt: Rule #7. Please make sure your pictures are no more than 800 pixels wide so as not to stretch the forums. Free picture sizing software is available at http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm .

    As said though, in this case, probably not an issue and I'm inclined to leave it.
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    Ohhh must have missed the max size of 800 pixels so far. But i can resize the pics if wanted? Sorry.

    The problem you had with your gecko looks indeed quite the same. Bugs me out, he is my first gecko and the mellowest of them all. Id spend any amount of money to help him.

    regards

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    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
    ingo
    www.napalm.at

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciliatus View Post
    Ohhh must have missed the max size of 800 pixels so far. But i can resize the pics if wanted? Sorry.
    I don't particularly care in this case. Easier to see the eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by ciliatus View Post
    The problem you had with your gecko looks indeed quite the same. Bugs me out, he is my first gecko and the mellowest of them all. Id spend any amount of money to help him.

    regards

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    Just curious how long you've had yours? Mine was fairly young when I got her, and I noticed it within weeks, but whether or not she had an issue when I got her is debatable, so I couldn't ever attribute it directly to an injury or birth defect. Yours though, it would appear is injury related as I assume you've had this gecko for quite some period of time?
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    Thx. I have him for 5 years now. Got him as a hatchling and everything was fine until a week ago or so.



    greets

    Ingo
    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
    ingo
    www.napalm.at

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    I still hope Doc Allan will find this thread. :-/
    4,14,x Rhacodactylus ciliatus
    1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus leachianus Friedl Line
    1,1,1 Rhacodactylus leachianus henkeli Nuu Ana
    1,0 Rhacodactylus cf leachianus
    0,0,3 Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus
    and some other herps ...

    greetings from austria
    ingo
    www.napalm.at

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