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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Greetings i want to ask if it's fine to use an eye mask that contains a blue color gel pad in my eyes when i sleep? the gel pad is slightly heavy

Greetings i want to ask if it's fine to use an eye mask that contains a blue color gel pad in my eyes when i sleep? the gel pad is slightly heavy

Yes: These are common and frequently used. As long as the pad contains eye holes so there is no pressure on the actual eye, then these can be used safely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear a sleeping eye mask that puts pressure on your eyes while you sleep?

Is it safe to wear a sleeping eye mask that puts pressure on your eyes while you sleep?

Probably: Most people with normal eyes, can tolerate an eye mask. Patients at risk for glaucoma, or who already have glaucoma probably should not wear anything that increases eye pressure. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when i sleep? Is it okay if i tape it or use an eye mask at night?

How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when i sleep? Is it okay if i tape it or use an eye mask at night?

Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I treat eyes infected by fevikwik?

How do I treat eyes infected by fevikwik?

Seek Help: Fevikwik is a brand name of cyanoacrylate, the same type of adhesive we use to close surgical wounds. There's no easy answer for this. If you have superglue in your eye, you need an in-person visit with an eye doctor 5 minutes ago. Please proceed accordingly. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to sleep with your eyes open?

Are there any ways to sleep with your eyes open?

To some degree: Our eyelids naturally stay (mostly) closed when we are sleeping. There are those whose eyes do not stay completely closed; these individuals tend to suffer from dry eyes. Certain eye/neurological conditions can prevent the lids from closing, but in a healthy person, you cannot sleep with the eyes wide open. ...Read more

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