Sleep masks & surgery


Posted by Joann Humphrey , Sep 08,2001,13:36   Archive
Just wondering if you needed the eye masks prior to surgery. Or are some of you using them to keep moisture in the eyes while you sleep. I usually get up once during the night & put drops in the eyes.
I guess what I'm asking is when or why do you use the masks?
Joann in Ark. where we got a wonderful rain during the night.



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Re : Sleep masks & surgery --- Joann Humphrey
Posted by Virginia , Sep 08,2001,19:58 Top of Thread Archive
I didn't use one until after surgery, but I probably should have been using it before. There were times that the botox injections would keep one eye from closing before surgery. It was just more noticeable afterward. I don't like getting up during the night for anything and I never have put drops in my eyes during the night. Whatever I put in at bedtime has to last til the next morning.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Sep 08,2001,20:52 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Joann, I wore a sleep mask off and on before the surgery but have been much more consistent about it since my surgery. Guess that I am just a little more protective of my eyes, now. Same with the ointment. I'm more diligent about it since the surgery. But I'm not one of the people that had a serious dry eye problem to begin with. I don't use many drops even through the day, now. But I do find that my eyes feel better the next day if I goop them up at night and wear a sleep mask. It doesn't do a thing for me watching Letterman late at night anymore, though.
I did use to get up at night and I would notice that I could barely get my eyes open and would put drops in them at that time and then they would feel better. In hind site, I should have been using the oint and sleep mask then. Maybe a little denial on my part, there.

We got the rain, also. It was nice.

Shirley in AR.




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