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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?
Temps in Basking area, ambient temps, and cool side?
State to locate a Herp Vet.
Thank--you. I must first say you have a beautiful set up. I do believe you do not have a UVB bulb. UVB does not come in wattage, it comes in 5.0, 8.0 or 10.0 and mercury basking bulbs come in 125 watt and 150 watt. Which brings me to the fact I believe you are using only a full spectrum basking bulb which is not UVB. I suggest the Reptisun 10.0 linear tube. Your tank is a bit small for the Dragon. It should be a 40 gallon breeder because they do need a lot of floor space. I dowant to add your temps are a bit off the basking area should be 105-110, the ambient temps in the mid 90's and the cool side in the 80's. With this being said, we need to address the eye.
The eye issue may be a corneal abrasion and infection. This most likely was from the moss you removed. Loose substrates can cause intestinal impactions skin issues and corneal abrasions. The eye can be treated by using some Plain Sterile Saline to rinse the eye out. Once that is done there is an over the counter ointment you can order on line called Terramycin. You can order it here:
If this does not work to help resolve the eye issue, then a Herp Vet visit is advised to have the Dragon seen and have them stain the eye to see what is going on and treat it with a stronger medication that will get better results. If you supply a State I can locate a Herp Vet for you.
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Great as long as we see some improvement hopefully the terramycin will clear it entirely.