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Juvenile with white spot on eye
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
Kepri
Juvenile with white spot on eye

Hello. I recently acquired a young corn snake that has a strange white spot over its pupil. I soaked her and checked for a stuck eye cap 、but doesn't seem to be it. It moves with the eye. Any idea what it might be? Thanks!
 
Old 01-04-2019, 12:13 PM   #2
crackerhead
It might be a cataract which is not uncommon. The animal will function normally. Just keep in mind that it won't have great vision on that side of it's body.

Terri
 
Old 01-04-2019, 04:12 PM   #3
DeuceRon
That's very interesting. I had no idea that they could get cataracts. Hope it's okay!
 
Old 01-05-2019, 12:59 AM   #4
Kepri
Thanks for the reply! I hope that is all it is. I have a vet appointment in a few days and will let you all know.
 
Old 01-17-2019, 11:50 AM   #5
Twolunger
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Thanks for the reply! I hope that is all it is. I have a vet appointment in a few days and will let you all know.
What did your vet find wrong? I am curious because cataracts in young snakes, called juvenile cataracts, are not that common. There are other things that can cause white spots, like abrasions to the eye from rubbing on things in the enclosure. The eye scale, or spectacle, usually protects the cornea, but an abrasion can allow bacteria to affect the eye.
 

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