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[CPAP] what percentage indicates adequate mask fit?
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what percentage indicates adequate mask fit?
I had been using a respironics dreamstation a little over a year and I used an ESON mask.  My mask fit usually was in the 98-100% range.  The problem was the mask kept leaking air into my right eye to the extent that I got chronic kerato-conjunctivitis.

  So, I switched to a mask I had used successfully with an old  respironics machine (mask was a Respironics Comfort Blue).  That solved the air blowing into my eyes problem, but the mask fit dropped to 58%.  By repositioning and much uncomfortable strap tightening the mask fit increased to 87%.  Is this adequate?  Are there any other options that might be more comfortable?

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RE: what percentage indicates adequate mask fit?
Try nasal pillows. You might have better luck with the mask seal.
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RE: what percentage indicates adequate mask fit?
Not sure about Respironics but I believe the mask fit for Resmed is 70% to get the smiley face on the screen. I have found the Brevida to provide some relief for dry eye problems.
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RE: what percentage indicates adequate mask fit?
Hi wrinck,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
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