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Has anyone had an experience with a cloudy eyes?

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by huntertao, Dec 9, 2019.

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  1. huntertao

    huntertao New Member 5 Year Member

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    Greeting all,

    This is my first post here on this forum, as I've just eventually got my first Cherry head tortoise last month.

    I've noticed that my Cherry head's right eye is cloudy, I can see that there is a very thin film-like layer over it.
    (Both eyes are all opened normally as they would, but the right eye is cloudy.)
    I don't think the eye is blind or anything, but can this be cured? has anyone ever experienced this?


    Thank you.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    It's probably scar tissue. You see that a lot in tortoises that have come in contact with frosty weather. The only think you can do for it is apply soothing ointment daily. It will eventually go away, but it takes a long time. Here are the two ointments that I use (not at the same time):

    eye ointment a.jpg eye ointment b.jpg
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    huntertao New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi, Yvonne

    Thank you for the heads up !

    Will take it to the vet and look for those :)
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    We have a Russian Tortoise hatchling. Over the summer, we noticed his right eye was swollen. We took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with a vitamin a deficiency. Our vet has experience with tortoises and we were grateful to her prompt expertise. I hope this helps !
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    Not vitamin A injections, right?
    Search the forum for vitamin A injections.
    They've almost all gone horribly wrong.
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    Our Russian tortoise, Kapp’n, was too you to revive vit A injections but we did give him eye drops!

    we did change his bedding because we were concerned that the substrate might have irritated his eye, too. So now we use organic soil.

    his eye recovered nicely and the bedding is working out great.

    How old is your tortoise?
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