General Care Discussion :: My turtles eyes

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:11 pm   My turtles eyes

So I just recently cleaned out my turtles tank and when I put him back into his tank his eyes are now closed and its like he doesnt want to open them he will open his eyes but closes then right away. He was not like this before I cleaned his tank. I'm not sure what is wrong or what to do.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:40 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

Probably chlorine in the water? How big is the tank? Do you use any carbon in the filter or a water conditioner?
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:15 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

Can somebody help me. My 2yr old RES eye's have been closed for about 2 weeks everytime she swims. The water is kept at 74 degrees, I use dechlorinator, I do 100% water change at least once a week. She has a uva heat lamp, and I feed her basicly only kale now i stead of dried shrimp and pellets. Ive been using Flukers eye drops, and I put API Turtle fix in the water but she still doesnt open here eys. Idk what to do
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:05 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

Her eyes are closed only in the water?
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:40 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

And when she basks too. Its a 75 gallon tank
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

Do you have a UVB lamp in there? Is she actually eating?
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:03 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

Yeah she's eating and yes I have a "Powersun UV" bulb
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:21 am   Re: My turtles eyes

This her asleep. I can't tell if her eyes are severe
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:30 am   Re: My turtles eyes

It does not look severe, but I would apply some cod-liver oil to they eyelids in case she needs a little Vitamin A and D.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:43 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

This is her basking. I ordered ZooMed's eye drops and more API turtle fix.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:47 pm   Re: My turtles eyes

I would also try using a regular heat lamp.
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