Sleep apnea is known to potentially cause high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and even car accidents. Eye diseases have been associated with obstructive sleep apnea but are rarely mentioned in mainstream media, let alone medical meetings. Here’s a study that found a strong association between untreated obstructive sleep apnea and open angle glaucoma. They adjusted for any other condition that could potentially cause glaucoma, and still found that your risk of developing glaucoma is 1.67 times higher if you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea.
How many of you who have glaucoma also snore or have obstructive sleep apnea?