(01-27-2015, 09:09 PM)TyroneShoes Wrote: OK, I know what it feels like to get a leak that shoots air at your eye. There was even a scary thread here the other day that indicated "scraping" was in order for someone who had a severe eye leak issue (shudder).
I think that the severe eye leak referenced was actually leakage from the lacrimal duct not from the mask. I am not sure that mask leaks can cause the eye to dry out since the lids are closed unless one sleeps with one's eyes open of course I could be wrong. [/quote]
(01-27-2015, 09:09 PM)TyroneShoes Wrote: It seems to happen to me, only rarely. But I think I always catch that and deal; but then maybe not, maybe I am too far under to catch it on occasion:
Three times since I have been on xPAP I wake up with one eye blurry, and it seems to be some cloudy protoplasm that generated overnight and is sitting on my eyeball, possibly in response to irritation FROM A MASK LEAK. Not fun.
Has anyone experienced this? Do we think mask leaks are the culprit here?
My experience with mask leaks directed at my eyes is that it wakes me up.
One thing that I found for eye irritation that works well for me is what an optometrist told me. The lubricant for the eyes is fed through tiny ducts in the upper eyelid. These ducts can get plugged due to minor infections or other things and the eye gets irritated since it is not well enough lubricated. The optometrist recommended using hot packs (warm) on the eyelids. I just use a wash cloth warmed in warm water. Follow this with a wash down of the eyelids with an antibacterial soap and a good rinsing. This has worked better for me than eye drops although I do use eye drops if I need a quick, temporary fix.