“Taking a snooze”


We all have heard alot about snoring and sleep apnea recently.  While reading a professional eye care journal I saw an article about sleep apnea.  As an avid chainsaw snorer, it caught my attention.  Little did I know that sleep apnea may contribute to eye problems.  Recently a group of doctors examined whether sleep apnea may be associated with retinal vein occlusions.  Retinal vein occlusions are a relatively common cause of vision loss that involves a vein in the back of the eye becoming blocked.  The authors findings suggest that sleep apnea may be a risk factor for vein occlusions.  Just one more reason to get that snoring checked out!

Scott Petermann M.D.

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