sleep apnea

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Something we may be missingMy friend, Dave, an oculoplastic surgeon, trained the same time I did. He was extremely intelligent and possessed a great sense of humor. A real jokester, he provided free cosmetic services to his office staff, and claimed in their presence that his treatments prevented them from frowning at him.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in childrenA look at OSAS in children including an interview with Carol M Rosen, MD
Taking a closer look at low-tension glaucoma risk factors, treatment guidelinesA reasonable goal for patients with low-tension glaucoma patients is an IOP that’s 30% below the untreated baseline. However, some patients will continue to progress and may require single-digit target IOP goals.
How sleep apnea affects the eyeSleep apnea is a lot more common than you might think, and it’s affecting your patients’ eyes and vision in drastic ways, says Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO.
Band-Aid for Your Nose or New Therapy for Sleep Apnea (VIDEO)Learn about treatments for sleep apnea, including innovative new treatments like end-expository airway pressure and pacemaker technology.
ACP issues recommendations on diagnosis of obstructive sleep apneaObstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder, especially among adults older than 60 years of age, and its prevalence is rising due to the growing epidemic of obesity. Here are the ACP's recommendations for diagnosis.
Other factors play role in improving diagnosis, management of NTGIOP is the only proven modifiable risk factor for progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). However, Shan Lin, MD, says there is some compelling evidence that a number of other variables play a role. Dr. Lin reviewed information from studies investigating cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, myopia, sleep apnea, low blood pressure (BP), oxidant minerals (calcium and iron), and oral contraceptive (OC) use, and found that these factors may contribute to NTG progression.
Need for utilization management growsNew utilization management opportunities will increasingly include cardiology and diagnosis of sleep disorders
Sleep apnea, glaucoma link more prevalent than thoughtPatients with sleep apnea are more likely to develop glaucoma compared with those without the sleep condition, according to a new study.
Early adenotonsillectomy eases sleep apneaCompared with watchful waiting, surgical treatment of children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome reduced symptoms and improved behavior, quality of life, and polysomnographic findings, according to a study of 464 children aged 5 to 9 years.