Affiliations 

  • 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. shamsiahdr@hotmail.com
Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol., 2018 Apr;256(4):783-790.
PMID: 29492688 DOI: 10.1007/s00417-018-3919-7

Abstract

PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients are at risk of glaucoma but the risk increases if they have higher intraocular pressure (IOP) while sleeping. We aim to evaluate the postural effect of upright and prolong supine positions on IOP in these patients.

METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involving 27 patients with symptoms of OSAS seen at a tertiary institutional center and 25 normal controls performed between June 2015 and June 2016. All patients and controls underwent a polysomnography (PSG) test and were diagnosed with OSAS based on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Patients are those with OSAS symptoms and had AHI > 5, whereas controls are staffs from the ophthalmology clinic without clinical criteria for OSAS and had PSG result of AHI

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