Eye Doctors Warn Of New Condition
MADE -- Mask Associated Dry Eye
Experts from the Centre for Oscular Research and Education are warning about the condition.
“People complaining about a sandy, gritty sensation, a burning sensation, red eyes, tearing, sometime bury vision,” said Dr. Amorette Hanna, who works at Stonehenge, told WTVD.
Those symptoms apparently occur when a cloth mask doesn’t really hug the skin, creating a gap. Then when someone exhales, air goes up through the opening and dries out their eyes. Read More
Dentists "Mask Mouth" -
Bad Breath, Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Now that dentists have reopened their doors, they’re having patients show up with a nasty set of symptoms, which the doctors have dubbed “mask mouth.”
The new oral hygiene issue — caused by, you guessed it, wearing a mask all the time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — is leading to all kinds of dental disasters like decaying teeth, receding gum lines and seriously sour breath.
“We’re seeing inflammation in people’s gums that have been healthy forever, and cavities in people who have never had them before,” says Dr. Rob Ramondi, a dentist and co-founder of One Manhattan Dental. “About 50% of our patients are being impacted by this, [so] we decided to name it ‘mask mouth’ — after ‘meth mouth.’ ” Read More