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Does snoring increase IOP ?

Submitted by Kay Alison McLeish on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:43am

I wonder if snoring can increase IOP?. Snoring is known to be associated with an increase in cortisol levels ( which correlates to IOP)- as well as an increased risk of diabetes, stroke and hypertension. Also; according to articles I've read here, it seems that IOP may be centrally set ( by the brain ) and that the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are partly regulated by the way air is taken in through the nostrils- there is a cycle of roughly an hour whereby one nostril is more dominant; which corresponds to the way the hemispheres relate to the different nervous systems.

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Inflammation and glaucoma

Submitted by Kay Alison McLeish on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 4:18am

Hi, I was diagnosed with glaucoma three years ago when my optician noticed damage to my optic nerve, in my right eye.My pressures were elevated ( especially in the right eye) but not hugely so. Since then the conition has stabilised and the pressures have reduced to normal ( I have one drop of Lumigen a day ).

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