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Monday, March 10, 2014

GLAUCOMA AND SLEEP APNEA

This paper concludes:

Several lines of evidence suggest an association between (normal-tension) glaucoma and sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS). It is hypothesised that the glaucomatous damage may result from impaired perfusion of the optic nerve head secondary to repetitive prolonged apnoeas. Therefore, screening for SAS in suspectible glaucoma patients is recommended.

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