Turtle has swallen red spot near eye

Oleksa

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My red-eared slider has some red spot near left eye. It has this spot around month. During this period nothing has changed, but I'm worrying about some potential troubles. Has someone dealt with similar case? Any help appreciates

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Yvonne G

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It's hard to see in the picture. I'm not sure if it's the nictitating membrane or not. I would be soothing to use an eye ointment such as:

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Yes, it is the nictitating membrane. This is often caused by stress, but could have other causes too, like respiratory infection. The eye ointment will sooth and help the swelling.
 
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