New Study Reveals Link between Sleep Apnoea and Glaucoma

doctor and patientResearchers at Taipei Medical University have found a link between sleep apnoea and open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma affects about 12 percent of the world population and is the second leading cause of blindness after cataracts. Untreated glaucoma affects peripheral vision and will damage the optic nerve leading to blindness.

Compared to people without sleep apnoea, sleep apnoea patients were 1.67 times more likely to suffer from open-angle glaucoma within five years of diagnosis. The study only establishes a link between sleep apnoea and glaucoma but further research will be required.

The researchers recommend that doctors should let sleep apnoea patients be aware of the high risk of developing glaucoma.

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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.