often retained eye caps are a result of improper shedding.
When a snake sheds its skin it is also supposed to shed the
outter most layer of the corneas as well. This area is one
of the most difficult for the snake to shed and can oftentimes
cause your snake problems. For more information about snakes
shedding their skin we have provided an article dedicated
to just that.
The only way to remove this is
to first soften the retained eye caps with some sort of eye
drops. Then they must be carefully removed from the snake.
The longer this condition progresses, the more stress you
will cause to your snake. Providing your snake with a proper
shed box with a high level of humidity can help them not only
in shedding their eye caps but shedding in general.
CAUTION: this should only be attemped
by a trained veternarian as you can cause serious eye injuries
to your snake if it is not done properly.