Glaucomatous optic neuropathy is multifactorial, with currently one known and modifiable risk factor, with good results on the prognosis and intraocular pressure. Nevertheless, some patients may experience progression of their neuropathy even though their intraocular pressure seems appropriately controlled. Vascular risk factors are hypothesized and researched. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) could be considered one of these risk factors. Screening for this cardiovascular risk factor in glaucomatous patients presenting evocative signs, should be proposed.
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