while in captivity a snake will obtain an eye infection.
The most common signs of eye infections include cloudy or
sunken eyes. If you wish to catch eye infections early on
it is important that you closely monitor the eyes of your
snake for any changes. That way you will be able to get your
snake the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Eye infections
that go on without treatment can cause longterm problems with
the snakes eyesight.
Superficial infections to your
snakes eye can by injury to the eye or even from retained
eye caps. In these cases it is necessary to treat this
immediately so it does not spread througout the eye or even
into the snakes body.
Non-superficial infections can
also originate at the snakes body and propagate to the eye.
The eyes of a snake also can give you early signs as to other
diseases or health problems that your snake may be experiencing.
In either case the assitance of
a veternarian is almost always required. The veterinarian
will be able to determine if it is only the eyes of the snake
that are affected or if there may be a body-wide infection.