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 also manifest in eye disease? And we’re talking about more than just baggy eyes! These eye conditions include :
Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Retinal Vein Occlusion
OSA can cause fluctuations in oxygenation levels, blood pressure, and subsequent ocular perfusion pressures.
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.