New Research Suggests Glaucoma Screenings for Sleep Apnoea Sufferers

tiwanResearch undertaken in Taiwan has discovered that people with sleep apnoea are more likely to suffer from glaucoma. The study published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology sought to calculate the risk of developing glaucoma in people with sleep apnoea.

The study was undertaken at the Taipei Medical University and utilized population based data from the national health insurance medical records. They used the records of 1,012 obstrcutive sleep apnoea patients over the age of 40 years. Their findings were that the risk of getting open angle glaucoma in the first five years of OSA diagnosis was 1.67 times more than in the normal population.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.