How Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes Glaucoma

Scientists at Hokkaido University have found out how ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome’ (OSAS) causes glaucoma. OSAS is a condition in which the person’s breathing stops during sleep for a significant period of time because of upper airway obstruction. Glaucoma is a condition in which optic nerve is damaged irreversibly leading to visual field defects and later serious vision loss. High intraocular pressure is a risk factor for development of glaucoma. In the study, scientists measured [...]

2016-11-06T13:03:08+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Research|0 Comments

Habits and Activities to Avoid if You Have Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases characterised by damage to optic nerve and visual field defects. Optic nerve is the nerve which conveys visual information from the eye to the brain where the image formed in the eye is actually perceived. Visual field is the whole area which the eye sees. The most important factor to cause glaucoma and also the most important modifiable factor is the eye pressure (intraocular pressure). Higher pressures tend to [...]

2016-11-07T22:10:50+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|1 Comment