Panophthalmitis – inflammation of the membranes of the eyesthat occurs due to the penetration under the cornea pathogenic bacteria. In the first stage of the disease affects only the lower eyelid of the animal, then there is clouding of the eye. If this disease is not treated, the eye may go blind. For the treatment panophthalmitis use of ointment and eye drops with antibiotics.
Swelling of the eyelids have slider turtles may appear due to a lack of vitamin A or due to dirty water. Swelling may be unilateral or bilateral, complete or incomplete. This disease causes the animal severe discomfort, the turtle may frequently RUB the eye, because of what their condition is getting worse. Before starting treatment, you should wash the cage and change the water. The animal's eyes must be washed with 3% solution of boric acid or decoction of chamomile 2 times a day and instilled eye drops, for example, sulfacetamide. In severe cases you can apply tetracycline ointment.
The conjunctivitis occur in trachemys turtles streptococcal and staphylococcal infections. In this case, the animal's inflamed conjunctival pouches and eyelids. Treat conjunctivitis ointment with chloramphenicol or tetracycline. When severe inflammation antibiotics are prescribed inside.
Any eye disease the turtle requires taking multivitamin preparations. The best option - veterinary "Elevit". You can also give "Intravit" and "Multivit". Other vitamin complexes are not suitable because the content of vitamin D2 which is toxic to turtles. Don't forget to feed the pet with tweezers – eye diseases often make the turtle is almost blind, and she can't find food.
Veterinarians are strongly advised to contact them when the first symptoms of the disease. Self-medicate you can hurt your pet, and to fix the damage will be very difficult.