Sleep apnea places patients at high risk for glaucoma

May 1, 2004

Patients who have obstructive sleep apnea seem to have an usually high risk of glaucoma. In a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, 33% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were found to have glaucoma. The authors suggest that screening patients with OSA may help to identify those patients with glaucoma that would otherwise go undetected.