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Old 06-18-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
Small eye in Ivory Burmese python

I got this beautiful girl a few months back. Had her for about a month before one day walked in to open her tub and her eye was shrunken. Thought it might be a low humidity thing, but soaking has done nothing for her. Thought perhaps it was after a feeding and perhaps the next meal would help, but sheís had multiple meals since then and nada. No stuck eye caps, her last shed was one big piece both eye caps off. I know ivory burms are prone to drop eye (which it looks like she has, but she was just straining forward during pics and exposed the white, donít normally look like that.) But I havenít had much success in researching small eyes in burms, though I feel like Iíve seen plenty of pics. Anyone out there that can help explain what this is?
Her humidity is around 60%, hot spot at 90 and cold around 79-80. Iíve had her on newspaper substrate since I noticed this.
All help and suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:52 PM   #2
Chances are she was born that way and you just didn't notice until now. I've seen a number of snakes that were born with one small eye. It seems to be a fairly common birth defect. I've seen it mostly in ball pythons and boa constrictors. I owned one snake who had this deformity, and I myself didn't notice until I'd owned him for a few months.
Old 06-19-2019, 06:28 PM   #3

If I didnít have pics of her from before I got her and the day I got her, Iíd be inclined to agree. But especially in those first two pics you can see that her eyes look pretty normal and the same size. It was a very sudden change on her face. It doesnít seem to impact her in any way, just wondering what it could be.
Old 06-19-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
Old 08-13-2019, 02:08 AM   #5
Possibly phthisis bulbi. Needs CT/MRI plus maybe CSF culture

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