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Help major Eye edema !!!!

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vixenlotus +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

I need some advice. I am a relatively new CPAP user but I am experiencing major under eye and eye lid edema when I wake up. I am using a F&P Simplus Med full face mask (I have a very good fit with no leaks). I have tried adjusting it from tight to very loose and with the loose fitting it seems to help the eye edema a little bit. I am thinking the shape of the mask pressing against my face is impleading tissue fluid from draining normally (just my theory). I am thinking a smaller mask may help.

unfortunately my nose is often stuffed up so I do not think I could go with a nasal mask. I did see the new Resmed F30 mask and they are calling that one of the new minimal contact full face masks. This may be worth a try.

What do people think? Has this issue of eye edema come up before?

thank you for any help you can give me..

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

First of all I am not a medical professional, so take this advice as such. I suffer from apnea including central apnea and am also a diabetic. To my knowledge macular edema is a condition more associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and the issues they can cause with blood vessels in the eye. Any chance you have diabetes? If so you should be seeing a retina specialist, and regardless you should be seeing one if you have macular edema. If diabetic one of the common treatments is to lower blood pressure with an ACE inhibitior like Ramapril. I would not expect it is caused or aggravated by CPAP treatment. Macular edema is normally diagnosed by looking at a grid with a dot in the middle, one eye at a time. When parts of the grid are dark or not visible then you have it.

Now if you are just talking about "goop" in the eye, often called "sleep" in the eye, that blurs your vision when you wake up that is totally different. Again not probably caused by the CPAP unless leaks blow into your eye. It may be aggravated by a sinus infection or the like. I doubt that it could be caused by a mask. I wear a minimal contact nasal pillow mask and suffer to some degree from the goop in the eye issue.

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vixenlotus +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

I am talking about huge puffy bags under my eyes It looks like a small golf ball under the skin. My eye lid is also very puffy. I am not talking about my eyeball itself.

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

OK, that is not so serious. I suppose the mask may be contributing to the issue. The general idea is to use the least strap tension possible but still get a seal. My preference is the nasal pillow type as it make much less contact with the face.

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sleeptech +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Have a look at the Amara View or the DreamWear Full Face masks from Respironics. They both avoid that eyes and may be helpful if it is caused by the mask pressing on your face. Google some pictures to get an idea.

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