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Full Face Mask and eye inflammation
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Full Face Mask and eye inflammation
Hi All,

I am getting severe eye inflammation from using my CPAP with a full face mask.

While the CPAP therapy has been quite effective, the side effects of having the air blowing constantly on my eyes has had a detrimental effect. I have been to the optometrist and am using eye drops 3 times a day and it is still not reducing the inflammation.

This is now hampering my work and I was looking for recommendations to see what I can do to reduce the eye inflammation. I am attaching the statistics from OSCAR. Missed days are due to severe eye inflammation compounded by allergies.

Best Regards,

RKashyap


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RE: Full Face Mask and eye inflammation
I had similar issues with FFM at the beginning of my cpap journey. If you absolutely positively need FFM, you might consider a mask liner. I think the problem is that the top part of the strap may need to be tightened a bit. Or you could try a different brand FFM. They are not all the same. People have different face shapes.

Unless you have deviated septum or other nasal plumbing issues, you may not truly need FFM. If not, pillows are great. Although I am not a bouth breather during the day, my jaw pops open at night when I get super relaxed so I tape the mouth. Works great for me.
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RE: Full Face Mask and eye inflammation
Until you find a way of not having air hit your eyes, you'll need to take steps to protect them.

Systane is a very good line of eye drop products.  I've used Systane Nighttime Lubricant Eye Ointment.  You can find it in any pharmacy.

Another option is to wear an eye mask.
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