Study Links Sleep Apnoea to Increased Risk of Blindness

A study undertaken by researchers from Taiwan has calculated the risk for eye disease among the people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea. Their findings are that sleep apnoea patients are highly likely to develop glaucoma and by extension suffer from blindness.

The study as presented by the study author, Herng-Ching Lin Ph.D of the Taipei Medical University worked with 1,012 patients selected from the National Health Insurance medical records. This group was 40 years of age and above and had a 1.67 risk of suffering from glaucoma.

The strong association between sleep apnoea and glaucoma which is characterized by increases in fluid pressure within the eye can lead to permanent damage to vision. Advance of glaucoma without treatment eventually leads to blindness.

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