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EyeLocc Eyelid Occlusion Dressing (5 pair trial pack)

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    About EyeLocc

    • 5 pair "trial or travel" pack
    • Convenient way to seal eyelids down at night
    • Alternative to medical tape
    • Product dimensions: 8.8 cm x 3.8  cm 

    Description (by Rebecca) 

    Updated November 2020

    As has so often been the case at the Dry Eye Shop, I was put wise to this product by a customer who had come across it, tried it and liked it (you know who you are... thank you again!). We first began stocking it in 2017.

    EyeLocc is designed for sealing lids of patients under general anaesthesia during surgery, and is a very practical alternative to using medical tape. I really like the tabs it has at the sides which make it much easier to get a grip on it to remove it easily - especially if you have to take one off during the night to get around. And just being clearly designed for the eye's shape makes it more user-friendly than medical tape. Best, the window part in the center has a gentler adhesive than the rest so that the most sensitive skin affected is not exposed to the stronger adhesive of the outer part. This is also a bonus for those with brittle lashes that are easily pulled out by conventional tapes.

    EyeLocc has been helpful to many users for a number of reasons:

    • It's a user-friendly alternative to taping the lids down. EyeLocc is easier to apply and remove.
    • It's reasonably priced, compared (for example) to disposable moisture chamber patches. EyeLocc does not vault the eye like the bubbles, but it does secure the lids.
    • People who, due to their orbital bone structure, have difficulty securing the lid down with tape, sometimes have better success with EyeLocc.
    • People with brittle eyelashes due to chronic blepharitis/MGD find that it is much easier on the lashes during removal, because the window part of the strip has a very light adhesive. 
    • People who cannot tolerate adhesive on their eyelids sometimes find that they tolerate EyeLocc better as most of the area covering the lid is under the 'window'.

    Broadly speaking, I think this is a good user-friendly entry-level product for people who have never taped a lid down but who have reason to believe taping would benefit them, such as people with nocturnal lagophthalmos and RCE patients who need to immobilize the lids to prevent erosions.

    Limitations:

    • Height. it isn't very tall, so some people with large eyes and large orbits may not find it adequate.
    • Ointment users: Ointment users may find that after they lift it, they have trouble sticking it back down if the ointment has seeped onto the skin under where the strip goes.
    • Adhesive: People vary greatly in their adhesive tolerance around the eye area! We make no promises about this, and we encourage you to use the sample pack rather than purchasing a whole box.

    Important safety note!

    Under normal circumstances, adhesive on tapes or strips like this should not come off the strip and remain on your skin. But it *can* happen, and if it does, it can be very uncomfortable as well as difficult to remove. If you experience any adhesive from EyeLocc strips remaining on the skin, please let us know, but most importantly, please be careful what you use to remove it. The manufacturer recommends any edible oil (we suggest coconut oil). Never use solvents on or near your eyes. Don't attempt to remove it with water or alcohol. Further, please let us know if you feel you have experienced any irritation or problem from the adhesive beyond what you may have experienced from other conventional tapes/adhesives.

    Some time back, we had a small number of customer reports about adhesive transferring to the skin. For a few of them, it was an extremely unpleasant experience and we stopped selling the product for some months while it was investigated. (The manufacturer was unable to identify any defect; we discarded the remainder of the lot and eventually resumed sales as we had so many customers who wanted it.)

    In November 2020, we have had one more report of this happening. We are working with the manufacturer to see what can be done, just as we did last year. Meantime, we are reluctant to withdraw the product because we have so many people who need it and are aware of the risk, but we urge anyone concerned to simply not use this product. (We will send a return label and refund the purchase for anyone who wishes to return theirs.)

    The manufacturer is, at our request, working on developing a new version with a completely different and gentler type of adhesive. I will continue to update this page with any changes.

    Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

    What is EyeLocc™?

    The EyeLocc™ is a unique dressing specifically designed for eyelid occlusion during general anaesthesia.

    It provides quick, complete, and safe eye closure. This ensures that the eye maintains its moisture throughout the procedure, and is protected from external harm.

    The EyeLocc™ has many benefits, including:
    • Saves theatre time
    • Easy to apply and remove
    • Sterile to combat cross-contamination and spread of hospital acquired infections such as MRSA/VRE
    • Hypoallergenic and latex free
    • Helps prevent complications such as exposure keratitis and corneal abrasions
    • Inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of the eye
    • Made from flexible material that conforms completely to the eye socked leaving no gaps.
    • Multizone adhesive ensures it stays in place for long periods of time, while preventing eyelid tearing and bruising upon removal

    Why is EyeLocc™ the better choice?

    Sterile and individually wrapped, the EyeLocc™ significantly decreases application and removal time, and the risk of cross-contamination.

    An inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of eye closure, while an outer opaque border assists with correct placement of the dressing.

    The dressing is extremely flexible, making it conform perfectly to the eye socket leaving no gaps.

    The inner window section has gentle adhesive, preventing eyelid trauma and removal of eyelashes, while ensuring the eye remains closed throughout the procedure.

    The outer section has stronger adhesive, completely sealing the eye, protecting from air, chemicals, and foreign materials. It also maintains eye closure for extended periods of time.

    Non-adhesive tabs allow for easy application and removal, even with gloved hands.

    Label Information

    Indications

    • EyeLocc™ is designed to hold eyes closed during general anaesthesia.

    Warnings

    • EyeLocc™ alone is not sufficient for protection from intraocular hypertension when patient is in the prone position.
    • EyeLocc™ must only be applied to closed eyes. Applying EyeLocc™ to an open eye may result in corneal trauma.
    • Do not use if packaging is damaged.

    Usage Instructions

    • EyeLocc™ should be applied immediately AFTER induction of anaesthesia. It is best to ensure EyeLocc™ is applied before any action that involves a heightened risk of corneal trauma, such as insertion of a mechanical airway, preparation of the surgical area, or application of surgical drapes.
    • Ensure the EyeLocc™ is removed before patient is able to open eyes naturally to avoid acute patient distress. 

    Steps for application:

    • Open the packaging, from the end marked "Peel from this end".
    • Note that there are two identical EyeLocc™s in each package, and either EyeLocc™ can be used on either of the patient's eyes.
    • Remove middle portion of backing material.
    • Hold on to the non-stick tabs, one in each hand.
    • Place the EyeLocc™ over the closed eye so the eyelashes and majority of the upper eyelid can be seen through the clear centre viewing window.
    • Ensure that the EyeLocc™ has made a tight seal with the eye socket and there are no gaps between the EyeLocc™ and the skin.
    • Repeat with the second EyeLocc™.
    • To remove the EyeLocc™, gently peel it off from the medial to the lateral corner of the eye, using the non-stick tabs.
    • Dispose of the EyeLocc™s. The dressings are not intended for multiple applications.

     

    average rating 2.6 out of 5
    Based on 7 reviews
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    Reviewed by Susan M., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Nocturnal lagophthamos
    Rated 1 out of 5
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    Not for Everyone

    These do not feel safe for someone who suffers from dry eyes as a result of lid not closing properly, as they have potential to scratch cornea if eye slightly opens. Also, too sticky to remove. Glad I tried a small package.

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    Reviewed by Merrie M., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
    Gender
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Enucleation/Ocular prosthesis wearer
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Dressed for Success

    These patches create a complete seal over the eye. They are somewhat sticky on the edges. You need to be gentle when removing them

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    Reviewed by James B., from United States
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    I recommend this product
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Facial paralysis
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Here's how I tape my eye closed, having Bell's Palsy 3 weeks

    I found CVS Sensitive skin 1" width paper tape to work quite well. I considered the ability to adhere, ease or difficulty to remove and any residual tackiness/adhesive post-removal.

    I preferred it to the 3M Transpore tape that my doctor recommended

    I used multiple pieces applied vertically.

    It's that first piece, applied carefully. to ensure that lid is fully closed.

    Thereafter, I switched to the following regimen which works just as well and makes tape removal much easier come the morning:

    After applying the first piece of tape vertically (1" width tape, 3.5" inch length), I then apply 1 Eyelocc eyelid occlusion dressing. Then I install 3 more pieces of the 1" tape (vertically) over the eyelocc dressing, covering the entire eye socket from left to right.

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    This is brilliant!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing. I don't recall hearing from anyone combining Eyelocc with medical tape. Your approach is pretty involved but for the right person could make all the difference. I was just talking with someone yesterday who's been having difficulty getting the lid completely sealed all the way across and i'm going to keep this technique in mind. Also might be helpful to people for whom the biggest issue is seeping eye ointment that gets under the adhesive and loosens it overnight.

    Only other thing I want to add, which may or may not be relevant for you, but could certainly be relevant for other readers:

    Frequently, it is assumed that when the lid is non-closing (regardless of cause... anything from Bell's like you, to acoustic neuroma, to blepharoplasty gone wrong, and many more) it must be sealed down overnight.

    But that's not actually the case. For many people, a well sealed moisture chamber that completely vaults the eye area can provide enough protection. By trapping air and letting moisture build up in the space immediately around the eye, it reduces the effects of evaporative tear loss, and helps lubricant drops/gels/ointments stay in place longer. When I say moisture chamber, I mean anything from an Eyeseals 4.0 (thermoplastic shield, well-fitted) or swim goggle to adhesive bubbles like Ortolux.

    Rebecca

    Reviewed by Kendall B., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Rated 1 out of 5
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    Too sticky

    I read the reviews on this product prior to buying and the reviews said it was too sticky, that it would seal to skin and rip it off when trying to take the covers off in the morning. I also read on the reviews that the product had been fixed, so I thought I would try it. These covers were still so sticky that it ripped the skin around my eyes each time I tried them. I tried the covers a couple different times trying different techniques each time, but each time was the same. I tried applying moisturizer around my eyes and lids to hopefully create a barrier that would be easier to take off in the morning, but to no avail. I tried cutting the covers in half to lessen the amount of sticker on my lids, but it was still the same. I will say the covers WORK and seal lids closed at night, but I just couldn’t handle the amount of stick around my eyes.

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    Reviewed by Dee M., from United States
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    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 1 out of 5
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    Eye patches clearly not for me

    I thought these eyelid securing devices would be a good solution to keep my lids from opening during the night. They do work; but they are way too sticky for my skin and lashes. There is adhesive INSIDE the frames of these closures. I followed directions - and as an esthetician I know skin - but these were horrible to remove. I felt like my lashes were being removed along with a layer of skin. I will not be using these again.

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