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Eyelid Swelling


Infections of the eye generally are the cause of eyelid swelling in your lizard. This is usually the first sign you will get of an eye infection. It may also be accompanied by puffy or sunken eyes. A lack of vitamin A has also been known to cause eyelid swelling in lizards.

Review your lizards diet and vitamin intake to ensure there is a healthy supply of vitamin A. If you already feel you are providing your lizard with a healthy supplement of vitamin A, there is most likely an infection at play. Keep in mind that providing your lizard with too much of a single vitamin is not good for them either. So, resist the temptation to load them up with vitamin A in an attempt to alleviate the eye problems.

Your best bet is to take your lizard to the veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis and your veterinarian will be able to provide a solution. Many infections and diseases cause the eyes or eyelids of your lizard to swell and this may be the first sign of a more serious health issue.

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