SLEEP APNEA AND YOUR EYES….WHAT???

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Sleep apnea, a disorder the involves an involuntary cessation of breathing while someone is asleep, can have serious and life-threatening consequences if left untreated.  Sleep apnea causes interrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels, which may lead to heart disease, hypertension and mood and memory problems.

Dry eye and Glaucoma are often linked to sleep apnea because the disorder affects the amount of oxygen being transported to end organs.  The CPAP machine, often used as an effective treatment for sleep apnea, can also be the cause of dry eye.  Air can escape through the side vents in the machine, blowing past the eyes leading to dryness.   Since this machine is a life saver for many people with sleep apnea, it should not be discontinued.  Instead, speak to Dr. Landrio about ways to protect your eyes from this unnecessary dry eye discomfort.

DR. LORI LANDRIO 2126 MERRICK MALL MERRICK,NY          

516-546-4800 WWW.DRLANDRIO.COM

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