• Can I use my sleep apnea machine if I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage?


    Question:

    Can I use my sleep apnea machine if I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage? I’m not sure if the use of the machine will negatively impact the healing process of the eyeball.


    Answer:

    Yes, you can use your sleep apnea (CPAP) machine. Your sleep apnea machine should have no bearing on the subconjunctival hemorrhage. However, with a CPAP machine, if the seal isn’t ideal, air can blow onto the eye, making it drier and perhaps more prone to a new subconjunctival hemorrhage.


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