What is Sjogren's disease and how does it impact the eyes?
Sjogren's disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the moisture-producing glands, resulting in chronic dryness of the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes.
One of the most common and bothersome symptoms of Sjogren's is dry eyes, which can lead to discomfort, blurry vision, and even vision loss over time.
While there is no cure for Sjogren's, there are various treatments available to help manage the symptoms. One such treatment is the use of a Bruder heated eye mask.
The Bruder heated eye mask is a device designed to help manage dry eyes by providing a warm compress to the eyes. The mask is made of a soft, comfortable material and contains patented MediBeads that are microwaveable and reusable. When heated, the mask releases a moist heat that helps to open up the oil glands and increase tear production, providing relief to dry, irritated eyes.
There are several benefits to using a Bruder heated eye mask for Sjogren's patients:
The warm, moist heat provided by the mask can help to soothe dry, irritated eyes and provide relief from discomfort.
Increased Tear Production:
The heat from the mask helps to stimulate the oil glands in the eyes, which can increase tear production and help to keep the eyes moisturized.
The heat from the mask can help to reduce inflammation in the eyes, which can be a common symptom of Sjogren's syndrome.
Easy to Use:
The Bruder heated eye mask is simple and easy to use. Simply microwave the mask for 20-30 seconds, place it over your closed eyes, and relax for 10-15 minutes.
How do you use a Bruder mask properly?
While the Bruder heated eye mask is generally safe and effective, it is important to use it properly and follow all instructions. Some precautions to keep in mind when using the mask include:
Do not overheat the mask:
Overheating the mask can cause burns or damage to the mask.
Check the temperature:
Always check the temperature of the mask before applying it to your eyes to ensure it is not too hot.
Use as directed:
Follow all instructions provided with the mask and do not use it for longer than recommended.
Consult with your healthcare provider:
If you have any concerns or questions about using a Bruder heated eye mask, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider.
Overall, the Bruder heated eye mask can be a helpful tool for Sjogren's patients to manage their dry eyes.
By providing warm, moist heat to the eyes, the mask can help to increase tear production, reduce inflammation, and provide relief from discomfort.
As with any treatment, it is important to use the mask properly and follow all instructions provided.
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation. (n.d.). Eye Care. Retrieved from https://www.sjogrens.org/living-with-sjogrens/symptom-management/eye-care
Bruder Healthcare Company. (2021). How to Use Your Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. Retrieved from https://bruder.com/pages/how-to-use-your-bruder-moist-heat-eye-compress