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Can you tell me about your set up?
UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength. age of bulb and brand?
How long has she been like this?
Thank-you. You have a few issues going on. The All Living Things bulbs are having issues. They are exploding and sending shards of glass all over the tank. UVB bulbs need to be changed every 6 months. They give out light but will not give UVB after 6 months. It is imperative to change the bulb asap. The UVB bulb can have a great bearing on the health of Yyour water Dragon.
I suspect the eye issue is a Vitamin A deficiency. This is common in Reptiles and needs to be addressed by a Herp Vet. They will do some blood work and address what she needs. I can locate a Herp Vet with a State from you.
Right now we can start some emergency feeding, by mixing some chicken baby food with a pinch of calcium powder and drop on the snout and allow the WD to lick it off. We need to keep food going in to keep the WD going until see by the Herp Vet..
Please continue with a daily soak and you can use some Plain Saline eye drops without Preservatives in each eye. Please repalce the UVB light and as I said you may want to switch any bulb that is All Living Things to a Zoomed bulb. I like to use the Reptisun 8.0 or 10.0 as the linear tube.
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