Can anyone suggest a treatment for a female anole with a severely swollen
eye? Well, we're not actually sure if the eye itself is swollen, but the
ring of tissue surrounding it is swollen for about 2 mm in width. We
bathed it in 0.3% saline, which only seemed to aggravate it further. It's
been swollen for about 5 days, and seems to be getting worse. We're
afraid to lance it because we don't know what we could use to prevent
infection from (re?)occurring -- normally we use Betadyne, but it's not
safe to use in the vicinity of the eye.
1. What may be causing the swelling?
2. How to treat it, ie , topical antibiotics safe to use around the eye
3. Advice on lancing, especially how to prevent subsequent infection in
the area of puncture?
Thanks for any responses