out If You Have One of These Common Conditions Above
ever watched someone sleeping and you can still see their eyes? Lag
opthalmos is a condition in which the eyelids do not completely
shut, which can make the patient wake up with scratchy dry eyes.
be caused by an injury to the eye that weakens the nerves and
muscles of the eyelids. Other diseases that affect the nervous system
or muscles can also trigger this condition, such as paralysis.
to blink completely without effort
up with dry, scratchy, irritated eyes
and eye drops will help soothe the eyes. A patient with lag opthalmos
should use medical tape to shut his/her eyes while sleeping
to keep the eyes well lubricated and prevent corneal damage.