Dry Eyes with CPAP use?
If you use a CPAP machine then you likely have experienced 'CPAP dry eye'. The common symptomology is patients with scratchy, irritated eyes on waking if mask fit is not perfect or a nighttime shift occurs.
CPAP dry eye is not a real 'diagnosis'... but certainly is a common clinical observation.
Both are non-preserved and when used just before bed, prevent much of the overnight evaporation that causes the morning discomfort and redness.
Both gels (I-Defence less) cause some blurred vision so only evening use is recommended.
Learn more about these products...
Glaucoma and dry eye disease are conditions that have correlation but no causation. Glaucoma does not cause dry eye but these conditions often appear together... The medications used to treat glaucoma are commonly implemented as a toxic cause mild-to-moderate even severe dry eyes.
If you are currently using standard glaucoma medications then there is a very good chance that you also have dry eye issues. What can you do?
Fake or counterfeit eye-related products such as eye drops and vitamins are a relatively new phenomenon. This is dangerous not only because the content is now unknown but patients that are not receiving a proper supplement will have increased risk of vision loss. Imitation product creeps into the market though three channels... Read more