Association between sleep apnea syndrome and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.

  title={Association between sleep apnea syndrome and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.},
  author={Daniel St Mojon and Thomas Hedges and Bruce L. Ehrenberg and Emely Z Karam and David Goldblum and Alex Abou-Chebl and Matthias Gugger and Johannes Mathis},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={120 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine if patients with nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) have sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), an entity characterized by repetitive upper airway obstructions during sleep, inducing hypoxia and sleep disruption. METHODS We recruited 17 patients with NAION and 17 age- and sex-matched controls from patients referred for treatment because of suspected restless legs syndrome. We performed overnight polysomnography and determined the respiratory disturbance index during… CONTINUE READING


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