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Can wearing an eye mask to sleep cause under-eye redness?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
May: If the mask is too tight fit or the person has an allergic reaction to the the mask material. Please make sure that the fit is right. Cotton mask are less allergenic.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: If the mask fits well and is comfortable, your lids will be closed underneath and eye redness will not be caused by the mask. If you find redness to be common, check with your ophthalmologist for the cause.
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctor commented
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This may be a consequence of Contact Dermatitis.Try a different material.Mild otc steroid cream like 1% Hydrocortisone will help irritation.
Jun 14, 2015

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