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J Fr Ophtalmol. 2011 Jun;34(6):396-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfo.2011.01.016. Epub 2011 Apr 19.

[Glaucoma and sleep apnea syndrome].

[Article in French]

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Centre hospitalier des Quinze-Vingts, 28, rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France. blumen-ohana@club-internet.fr

Abstract

Glaucomatous optic neuropathy is multifactorial, with currently one known and modifiable risk factor, with good results on the prognosis and intraocular pressure. Nevertheless, some patients may experience progression of their neuropathy even though their intraocular pressure seems appropriately controlled. Vascular risk factors are hypothesized and researched. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) could be considered one of these risk factors. Screening for this cardiovascular risk factor in glaucomatous patients presenting evocative signs, should be proposed.

PMID:
21507510
DOI:
10.1016/j.jfo.2011.01.016
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