Presenting problem: Retained Spectacles in Reptiles

Like other shedding problems, retained spectacles or "eye caps" are a sign of an underlying problem related to patient health or husbandry. If retained spectacles are not removed, they can interfere with vision, damage the eye, and/or serve as a source of infection . . .

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