sleep apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Is Associated with an Increase in Intraocular Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Submitted by dave on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 9:41am

PURPOSE. Several reports have demonstrated an association between glaucoma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), though the origin of this association remains unknown. In the present study, the influence of OSA and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on intraocular pressure (IOP) and ocular perfusion pressure (OPP) was examined.

METHODS. IOP, blood pressure, and pulse rate were measured every 2 hours during 24-hour sessions in 21 patients with newly diagnosed OSA. A first series of measurements was performed before CPAP therapy, and a second series was performed 1 month after the initiation of CPAP therapy. OPP was then calculated.

Glaucoma Specialist Visit: Eye Pressure and Lying down

Submitted by tsingle999 on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:38pm

This is my first blog post and i've never done this before but i thought i would start with what is going on now;

Today i met with my glaucoma specialist and told him a few of the things that have been going on.

1) The Atlas Orthogonal adjustment that eliminated my exercise induced visual field reduction in my right eye. (my right eye has suffered the most nerve damage)

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