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Can My Eyes Be Infected By My Sleeping Mask
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Are sleep mask (eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?
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.
Yes: Its safe to do so but not sure why one would need it regularly.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can using an eye mask ("siesta mask") during sleep negatively affect circadian rhythm and/or healthy sleep?
OD dx me w/mild corneal abrasion. She had me buy OTC eye drops & nighttime eye lubricant. Can I wear a sleep mask @ night as I have trouble sleeping?
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Paper medical tape: Some people tend to sleep with their eyes slightly open, though there can be medical conditions that keep your eyes from closing during sleep. I recommend being seen by an ophthalmologist to be certain. An easy way to initially approach this is to close the eyes and gently apply paper medical tape to the upper eyelid and the cheek. It actually does not take much force to keep the lids closed.
DRINK WATER: Be sure you are sufficiently hydrated. There are longer lasting gels for your eyes but they won't last more than a few hours. People often cut back on the fluids before bed so they won't have to get up to the bathroom.
Contact issues: Most likely, your corneas are drying out or becoming irritated by your contacts being left in your eyes too long. Please check with your eye doctor about this.
Probably dry eyes: Generally this is worse in the morning immediately after you wake up. Includes red eyes and foggy vision early on that clears up. If this is the case, try some artificial tears during the day (3-4 times/day) and a ophthalmic lubricating ointment at bedtime. It might take about a week or so to notice a difference. Otherwise, get an eye exam for an evaluation. Good luck.
Contacts: Advice is to take contacts off every night for cleaning, if biweekly or monthly, and dispose of them if daily contacts type.
See your eye doctor.: If you have any sort of discharge from your eyes, regardless of color, it is best to see your eye care professional and have him or her determine whether it is due to an infection or not. It could just be mucus discharge secondary to dry eyes but it is better to be safe than sorry from presuming it is a benign problem when it actually could be more serious.
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