Ocular manifestations of OSA

Ocular manifestations of OSA

Did you know that OSA can manifest in your eyes?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) can contribute to many changes in your body. It can manifest with snoring, apneas, excessive daytime sleepiness, poor memory and concentration.

Did you know that OSA can manifest in eye disease? And we’re talking about more than just baggy eyes! These eye conditions include :

•  Glaucoma
•  Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
•  Papilloedema
•  Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
•  Retinal Vein Occlusion

Several studies have linked all the above eye conditions with untreated OSA. If picked up early by your optometrist / ophthalmologist / GP, your OSA could be diagnosed earlier and get treatment earlier.

OSA can cause fluctuations in oxygenation levels, blood pressure, and subsequently ocular perfusion pressures.

If you have one of these eye disorders, make sure that OSA is not contributing to it. Call our Sleep Clinic to organise a sleep study.

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