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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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DE VIVERO, Clemencia; URREA, Tatiana  and  HIDALGO-MARTINEZ, Patricia. Ophthalmologic repercussions of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). [online]. 2017, vol.65, suppl.1, pp.59-63. ISSN 0120-0011.

Ophthalmologic manifestations associated with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) include floppy eyelid syndrome and changes in the optic nerve related to glaucoma, as well as nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and papilledema. The prevalence of floppy eyelid syndrome in patients with OSAHS ranges between 2.3% and 32.6%, while the association between glaucoma and OSAHS ranges from 2% to 27%.

In the population studied in Colombia, an association frequency of 2.7% between normal pressure glaucoma and OSAHS has been found. The type of glaucoma observed in these cases is open-angle primary glaucoma, which may well occur with or without an increase of intraocular pressure. Regarding ischemic optic neuropathy and papilledema, data on their prevalence in patients with OSAHS are not available. An evaluation by ophthalmology is recommended to the patients diagnosed with this syndrome.

Keywords : Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Optic Nerve; Glaucoma; Optic Nerve Diseases; Papilledema (MeSH).

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