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    Our young female cresty has a serious eye problem (both eyes the same). I do have an appt with the Vet today, but wanted to see if any of you had any ideas. She shed 7 days ago, and still has a bit of shed left on her. I have put her in moist, warm environment a few times a day, we are spraying shed help spray....she seems to be blind, or at least not seeing really well, and the skin on her eyeballs looks hard and the eyeball seems to be sinking in. There is no shine to her eyes.
    Poor Bella! I felt something going on, but hope we caught it in time.
    Thank you for your suggestions.
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    I've seen something similiar with snakes before when the eye caps don't completely come off during shed...never saw it in the crestie though. Usually a sauna and a q-tip will remedy shedding issues. Good luck!
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    I was afraid to use qtips...I will give her warm bath and see if that helps...thanks!

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    I think your right, looks like stuck shed. You may also want to put a bit of mineral oil on it, but wait until you talk to the ver. And of course make sure the humidity is real high. Good luck
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    Thanks!! I am going to put her in a "warm box" now. I appreciate the support! Poor thing...

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    she has been in the warm box...I am spraying the shed off and using a qtip lightly, but nothing yet...how long do you think it should take? She has been in there for over an hour...

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    I really hope the vet can help her. Poor gal
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    thanks..I think she has been enjoying the sauna!!!

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    I'm sorry but when you mention "warm box" what temp are you referring to? Generally when people mention using a "sauna" it is a very loose term. I never use water above room temp even when doing a "soak". If the water feels warm to your touch it is far too warm for a crested gecko.

    I have no experience with stuck shed in the eyes but really wish you luck and for her speedy recovery. I hope things went well at the vet. Please let us know.

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    I just mean warm...right now she is under that mossy stuff that is very moist with a light pointed toward her and they have a heating pad under the tank...she seems to like it! Thanks for the concern. I will keep you all up to date!

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