Ophthalmic Diseases in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2016 Aug 1;116(8):522-9. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2016.105.

Abstract

Symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 2% of women and 4% of men, but the prevalence of asymptomatic OSA is significantly higher. Several ophthalmic conditions are associated with OSA, including floppy eyelid syndrome, glaucoma, nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, papilledema, keratoconus, and central serous chorioretinopathy. The purpose of this review is to provide primary care physicians with a general knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and management of the ophthalmic diseases associated with OSA.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy / etiology
  • Eye Diseases / etiology*
  • Eyelid Diseases / etiology
  • Glaucoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Keratoconus / etiology
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic / etiology
  • Papilledema / etiology
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / complications*