Purpose: The Bruder Mask utilizes moist heat therapy to help relieve symptoms associated with dry eyes, such as eye discomfort, irritation, and inflammation. It also helps improve the function of the meibomian glands (oil glands), which are responsible for producing the oily layer of tears that prevents tear evaporation.
Design and Features: The Bruder Mask is a reusable and washable mask made of a soft, comfortable fabric. It contains MediBeads, which are small, non-allergenic beads that absorb moisture. When heated in a microwave for 15-25 seconds, the mask provides controlled moist heat for a recommended duration.
Moist Heat Therapy: Moist heat helps increase the circulation of blood to the eyes, promotes tear production, and enhances the flow of oils from the meibomian glands. This can lead to improved eye comfort, relief from dryness, and a reduction in symptoms associated with certain eye conditions.
Usage: To use the Bruder Mask, you need to heat it in a microwave for a specified duration as mentioned in the product instructions. After heating, ensure the mask is at a comfortable temperature before placing it over your closed eyes. The moist heat will gradually release and provide soothing relief for about 10 minutes. Your vision may blur temporarily after the removal of the mask for a few minutes.
While the Bruder Mask can give great temporary relief for dry eyes, it’s important to consult with an eye care professional to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms to see what the best treatment approach is. Dr. Leung can assess your situation and suggest appropriate treatments or therapies based on your specific situation.