Sleep Apnoea Associated With Risk of Open-angle Glaucoma 5 Years After Diagnosis

Can sleep apnoea make you blind? New research suggests it can. According to a recent large cohort study, obstructive sleep apnoea was associated with an elevated risk of developing open-angle glaucoma within 5 years of sleep apnoea diagnosis. Sleep apnoea may also be associated with several eye disorders, such as floppy eyelid syndrome, keratoconus, papilledema, optic neuropathy, filamentary or infectious keratitis, papillary conjunctivitis and glaucoma. This may be due to the fact that sleep apnoea leads to severe hypoxemia and increases vascular resistance, which may influence the development of ganglion cell loss.

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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.