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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and Reptile rescue. I am sorry for the wait, but I just got the question.
Can you tell me was the Vet you had seen a reptile specialist?
What medication did the Vet give?
Can you tell me what type of UVB light you are using, the strength, age of bulb, and brand?
Do you bathe the Iggy?
Is she taking any oral Medication?
Did the Vet do a culture?
Thank-you I am working on an answer for you.
I can assist you in finding a reptile specialist if you supply a State. Cipro is ok, but may not be the right antibiotic and may need a oral medication as well as a medication for in the eyes. A culture is where they take some of what you describe as goop and culture it and see what medications is needed to treat it. They should have also stained the yes to see if there is an injury or a corneal abrasion. If you do not know what you are dealing with whether an infection or injury. With this being said , I do believe you need to have someone see the Iggy who is experienced with them and their eyes.
We need to start flushing the eyes with a sterile saline eye drop 3 times a day before using the other Drops. You can also try some terramycin for the eyes . I is commonly used in Reptiles and can be gotten here: http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Terramycin.html This is an antibiotic and antimicrobial as well as an ointment to stay in the eye, where the drops run out.
The iggy needs regular soaks to make sure it stays hydrated. They do better in a wire cage since they are prone to getting fungal and respiratory infections in tanks. As far as the UVB it only gives UVB rays. The bulb is only good for 6 months and they it will give light but no UVB. I suggest the Reptisun 10.0 linear tube. Make sure you are using a good plain calcium supplement on the Veggies.
Iguanas eye problems can be a sign of kidney issues, i do not believe this is the case here, but you need to be aware of it. This is why it is so important to be sure your iggy is properly diagnosed and sees a Herp Vet.
If you supply a State I can locate some for you.