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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Eye Diseases

Researchers have discovered associations between obstructive sleep apnea and a variety of eye diseases, including glaucoma and continuous positive airway pressure–associated eye complications, according to a review published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a literature search using combinations of terms associated with sleep disorders and eye disease and found associations between ophthalmologic complications and obstructive sleep apnea, one of the most common sleep disorders.

Custom-made Appliances More Effective in Treating Sleep Apnea

Custom-made oral appliances are more effective than thermoplastic devices in treating mild sleep apnea, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Sleep Apnea Prevalent Among Retired NFL Players

Cases of sleep apnea are highly prevalent among National Football League retirees, in particular linemen, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.

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