Eye Precautions to Take for Graves' Disease Video

Nancy shares what eye precautions she has taken because of Graves' disease.
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In the beginning, would use some ointment called Lacri-Lube and you put it in your eyes. I called it Vaseline for your eyes. It just—it coats them. Then work for a little while. Then I found this wonderful eye patches that little children wear for business, so they taped one eye and then this one has to do the work. But if we take both eyes, you’re protected at night because what happens is your eyelids aren’t closing and these days exposed to the air all night long and you’re not blinking and so you wake and look like a ninja turtle because you’ve got this red strip right through your eye. So I had to get them closed and that’s when I started using the patches and use them for years and I started complaining about them saying that they had changed the stickiness in them. I’ve got to work looking a raccoon because I had this red place where I’d pulled them off. I found—I decided I was getting over and my skin was getting thinner and it wasn’t their fault at all. What I’ve been using lately is a silicon tape so that I can tape him. It’s a piece about this long and I just taped it down.

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