(01-10-2015, 10:44 PM)PaytonA Wrote: Shastzi is right the total face mask would prevent air blowing out of the Lachrymal ducts in the corner of your eyes and Mongo is right that it is a drain. Weird since I grew up thinking that the ducts in the corner of my eyes were "tear ducts" and that was where tears came from. What do you mean there is no Santa Claus.
I was somewhat concerned about this because I was getting air through the lachrymal ducts occasionally when I switched to the Mirage Quattro mask and reduced my leak rates. I finally got a chance to ask an Ophthalmologist face to face what issues might be caused by this. He said the only thing to be concerned about was dry eyes which could make the eyes susceptible to a number of other problems. That squelched my concerns since i have no problem with dry eyes. He did tell me that if dry eyes were a problem during CPAP use there were 2 solutions. The first and easiest is to use a gel in your eyes during CPAP. The other solution that i did not like much was to plug the lachrymal ducts.
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