Case 2: A Baby Turtle

Case 2: Newly hatched turtle with his eyes stuck closed - Courtesy Dr. Kevin Fenton

This little red-eared slider was found wandering aimlessly in search of his pond but couldn’t find it because the poor guy couldn’t see.  He’s about 2 weeks old and weighs only 8 grams!!  His eyes were literally glued together. Even with gentle traction we couldn’t separate them and we were all worried that he would never see again.  We began flushing them with a warmed and diluted solution containing Calendula. We mixed up a special nutritional supplement and with a ‘helping hand’ from his friends he was able to see again in 2 weeks. And then he hit the water in a ‘timely’ fashion.

Before Remedy

Before Remedy

After Remedy

After Remedy

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