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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma – Research Discovers a Link

Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma – Research Discovers a Link

Quite a lot of past studies have confirmed an elevated pace of glaucoma in the sleep apnea sufferers; however, these researches simply confirm that the disturbance in the sleep was the indicator of bad healthiness on the whole. 

The latest study from “Taipei Medical University” demonstrates that alone sleep apnea is responsible for causing open-angle glaucoma.
 
The demonstrative research obtained data gathered from the vast public and discovered that within the 5 years of assessment, the sleep apnea patients were prone to open-angle glaucoma 1.67 instances more than those who are not assessed with sleep apnea disorder.
Glaucoma is on the second on the list of eye diseases that become the reason for blindness and it influences around 60M people all over the world.

Glaucoma can minimize the peripheral vision if not treated and ultimately grounds to blindness. 

Just 50% of the glaucoma patients are conscious about it, since it does not cause pain and normally vision is not lost suddenly but gradually. 

Sleep apnea is a severe disorder, the “World Health Organization” states that more than 100M people all over the world are affected by this condition, which is caused due to the obstruction in the breathing while you sleep at night. 
The air passages are obstructed and cause to halt the breathing for up to several minutes. Warning signs of sleep apnea are: continuous daytime drowsiness, morning time headaches, choking or gasping sound during sleep, heavy snoring, etc.
The research scientists are hopeful that the recent research will give confidence to the therapists to make the sleep apnea sufferers aware of elevated dangers of glaucoma and suggest healing for the needed people. 

On the other hand, the relation between the 2 diseases is obvious, while the causes of this relationship are still not known. 
 
The “American Academy of Ophthalmology” suggests having the “baseline eye testing” to all the grown-ups from the specialist in ophthalmology (a therapist specializes in the evaluation and surgery of illnesses related to the eye) by the age of forty, whenever the symptoms of eye illnesses begin to crop up.


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