White stuff in my tortoises eyes?

tortoise16 2003

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I have noticed some white cloudy bugger like substance around my tortoises eyes. It seems to cover the eye and bothers them and also causes watery eyes for some. I’ve noticed stuff like this before sometimes causes by injures but it clears up over time this is different because it doesn’t seem to affect the eye directly and seems to cover the eye like a blanket. I’ve noticed it on 4-5 of my Libyans . I recently acquired a large group of Libyans a 7.17 they are all healthy huge eating great no complaints on anything else. There was one female that had swelling which I posted on the forum a week ago but it’s fully cleared up and she looks normal. The tortoises that I’m noticing this issue on Seem healthy they are eating walking around but there eye are bothering them. Also exactly a week ago I added some straw as bedding in the enclosure and about 2 weeks ago I added 250 watt chicken heat lamps the red ones. I think the straw could have causes this since im noticing it right after the straw so I’ve removed most of that straw that I could and I’ve also replaced the Chicken heat lamps with zoomed 150 watt ones not as powerful but I think maybe the red light could have caused it. I would love to get insight.

I have added pictures after rubbing of the white around the eye in one picture it’s still noticing on the edge of the eye but the watery eyes can still be seen I’ll take more pictures when I notice the the substrate around the eye again.k
 

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tortoise16 2003

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These are pictures I took today of the eyes it’s notice in some of them. I did run off the white stuff and it comes off. I’m also applying a eye ointment which will help
 

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tortoise16 2003

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This is the eye ointment I’m using
 

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@zovick, what do you think?
The ointment is all right, but it is rather hard to administer, plus it lacks one key ingredient which might be helpful in correcting the problem. If it were my tortoise, I would prefer to use ophthalmic drops rather than ophthalmic ointment because the drops are much easier to administer, plus they contain an anti-inflammatory component which the ointment does not include.

The drops I would use and would highly recommend are Neo-Poly-Dex Ophthalmic Suspension.

Here is a link: https://www.chewy.com/neo-poly-dex-...oHqyswSTO6jfGDWK5h8o8sjfyMUiTWNcaAhZWEALw_wcB
 

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You are not using Coil bulbs right?
Be sure lights and heat are not too close to the tortoises.
Maybe post pics of enclosure and equipment.
 

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You are not using Coil bulbs right?
Be sure lights and heat are not too close to the tortoises.
Maybe post pics of enclosure and equipment.
I’m using zoomed heat lamps but I have left the heat lamps on all day 24/7 so I’m now thinking maybe that’s causing it? So tonight I’ll give them darkness.
 

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The ointment is all right, but it is rather hard to administer, plus it lacks one key ingredient which might be helpful in correcting the problem. If it were my tortoise, I would prefer to use ophthalmic drops rather than ophthalmic ointment because the drops are much easier to administer, plus they contain an anti-inflammatory component which the ointment does not include.

The drops I would use and would highly recommend are Neo-Poly-Dex Ophthalmic Suspension.

Here is a link: https://www.chewy.com/neo-poly-dex-...oHqyswSTO6jfGDWK5h8o8sjfyMUiTWNcaAhZWEALw_wcB
Thanks I appreciate your help I placed a order for it but it won’t arrive till next Tuesday. I’ve noticed today’s that for some the eye itself is becoming Cloudy which isn’t a good sign.
 

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I’m using zoomed heat lamps but I have left the heat lamps on all day 24/7 so I’m now thinking maybe that’s causing it? So tonight I’ll give them darkness.
Yes, they should have it dark at night which is natural. Be sure to have heat but no light at night.
 
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