Ã¢â‚¬Å“I also have that Ã¢â‚¬Å“stick onÃ¢â‚¬? eye lid weight. I personally donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like it because it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay putÃ¢â‚¬?
From this other threadhttp://anausa.org/forum/index.php?topic=5216.msg47028#msg47028
When I was in the hospital all the Ã¢â‚¬ËœkidsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in white coats labeled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Neurotology deptÃ¢â‚¬? came by and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You should tape the eye down.Ã¢â‚¬?
Then the other group of Ã¢â‚¬ËœkidsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in white coats labeled neurosurgery said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Uh oh you not have tape there do you? You can ruin the cornea doing THAT!Ã¢â‚¬?
(They were all very nice smart kids mind you)
In my medicated state I would wake up one morning with tape (wondering how it got there) Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and some nice young kid hovering over me saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You should not have that tape on there.Ã¢â‚¬?
The Neurotology and Neurosurgery departments obviously had different ideasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ were using different textbooks and were definitely NOT on the same page. (At least in my atypical AN case)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“EÃ¢â‚¬? in ENT, I have discovered does not stand for Ã¢â‚¬Å“eyeÃ¢â‚¬?.
Then came in the eye bandage bubble. (Optometry dept supported this idea too) Both teams thought his was THE best solutionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I was sent home for the plane ride-glued to this gizmo and as Adrian says Ã¢â‚¬Å“gooped up
Ã¢â‚¬?. (This bubble was later referred to by optometrist, here home in Oregon, as the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœgerm incubatorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ when I went for treatment of an eye infection. She said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Uh we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t to that anymoreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ that is old school.Ã¢â‚¬?)
So there were all my specialists (all I actually quite like and respect- still) Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ however not all on the same pageÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and definitely not the same textbook. (or school of thought-for that matter)
Talk about confusing the patient!
SO here is MY take from the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Patient DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬?
(my white lab coat is covered in paint splotches, charcoal, lumps of clay Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ so I am not a medical expert by any means)Tape:
should only be done on the side of the eye to prevent drooping of Ã¢â‚¬Å“the bagsÃ¢â‚¬? to help keep the fluid in. Taping the eye shut CAN damage the cornea.The eye bubble bandage
The eye bubble bandage IS a germ incubator (first hand conjunctivitis experience here) but it works extremely well for temporary use to keep shampoo and soap out of the eyes while showering. First use it will really stick to the face. After use peel off and air dry. As the glue wears out use Ã¢â‚¬Å“3M tranpore tapeÃ¢â‚¬? to tape it on. Just think of it as a shower cap for the eye.Eye Goop
(AdrianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s great technical word)
One ANÃ¢â‚¬â„¢er told me to by the Ã¢â‚¬ËœGentealÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ brand as it is way cheaper. (True it is) So I bought the whole lineÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ to discover I have an allergy to the preservative they put in it. (Invest in stocks in the pharmaceutical market I adviseÃ¢â‚¬â€œ they are making a killing off of us)Cleaning the eye
I was told to buy these things (Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened Pads) http://www.ocusoft.com/PatientCat/lidscrub.htm
(Gee I may need to install more medicine cabinets with all the Ã¢â‚¬Å“stuffÃ¢â‚¬? from this AN journeyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ again apparently the pharmaceuticals stock market is THE place to invest in the USA). This is to clean your eyelashes from all the sleep you get in the morning (known by my kids as Ã¢â‚¬Å“fly poopsÃ¢â‚¬?) because you are not blinking you need to keep your eye lashes clean. CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get your temporary eye weight to stick?
(This is devoted to Adrian
Clean your eyelid with the lid scrub pad and make sure there is no ointment (or other oily filmed stuff) on your eyelid. Forget placing this eye weight on yourself. Have someone place it for you Ã¢â‚¬â€œ then you press it gently to stick to your eyelid. If you plan to wear it in the shower wear the eye bubble- so if it pops of it stays in the bubble and you money does not go down the drain. Worked for me this morning and my eye weight has been on 24 hours now Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Gosh I hope it is not SO stuck it will not peel off when I want it to.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll keep you posted.