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Sleep apnea patients at glaucoma risk

(Times of India) People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are prone to suffer from glaucoma at a rate about 10 times higher than non-OSAS sufferers, according to a study.
While unraveling the details of glaucoma sufferers with normal eye pressure levels, the study found that optic nerve could be damaged due to hypoxia without a spike in eye pressure.
Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure, resulting in a restricted visual field.
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