Sleep Apnea Linked with Increased Glaucoma Risk
Sleep apnea might just do more than raise your risk of heart problems, depression, diabetes, and drowsy driving. Researchers from Taipei Medical University found that people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing glaucoma compared with people without the sleep disorder.
The study was published in the journal Ophthalmology was conducted on 1,012 people ages 40 and older who were diagnosed with OSA. Researchers found that people with sleep apnea had a 1.67 times higher risk of developing glaucoma in the five years after their initial sleep apnea diagnosis.