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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SLEEP APNEA AND GLAUCOMA

According to this study in Sleep Medicine, Patients with sleep apnea had a higher prevalence of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. higher intra-ocular pressure, worse visual field indices, and lower retinal nerve fiber layer parameters compared with the control group.

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  1. Anonymous2:36 PM

    I have just been diagnosed with Glaucoma; a 51 year old male with no family hx. of it. I have used a cpap machine for 6 years. Is the machine itself responsible for more interocular pressure? I mean, it makes sense; the cpap pushes lots of air into the nasal passages; seems my eyes are puffy in the mornings. I am wondering if the relationsship between the two diseases is due to the cpap.

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