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Sleep apnea linked with increased glaucoma risk

Researchers from Taipei Medical University studied 1,012
patients aged 40 and over who were diagnosed with sleep
apnea between 2001 and 2004. They compared these
patients to a control group of 6,072 people without sleep
apnea. They found that those with obstructive sleep apnea
were 1.67 times more likely to develop open-angle glaucoma
within 5 years of their sleep apnea diagnosis than those in
the control group.