It sounds like you are dealing with retained eye caps. This is common with a shed. I have a picture of this in a Leopard Gecko, so you can see what it looks like in the eye: http://www.azeah.com/Care-Sheets.asp?id=117 As you can see the white sort of gooey piece in the eye. If the eye caps have are retained it can get worse where the eye is closed but can move underneath.
You can try some soak to help with moisture and then use a drop of sterile saline to see if it loosens it up. If it does not work, then you will need to see the Herp Vet to check the eyes out, remove the eye caps or treat if an infection is present.
You can use the Paper Clip Icon in the tool bar above the text box, or Photobucket.com and post a link. Eyecaps will sometimes will be retained and it is usually because the lack of humidity when shedding. This is more common in geckos, but I have seen it in Agamas and Bearded Dragons. Puffy eyes can be an indication of Hypovitamintosis A. What you describe sounded more like a retained eye cap. we see it in snakes all the time.
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It does look like a retained eye. I would definately have the herp Vet check it out.
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