[Glaucoma and sleep apnea syndrome]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 2011 Jun;34(6):396-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jfo.2011.01.016. Epub 2011 Apr 19.
[Article in French]


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Filtering Surgery
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / complications*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Low Tension Glaucoma / complications
  • Low Tension Glaucoma / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Polysomnography
  • Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / complications*
  • Visual Fields / physiology