Dry Eye Cases in Patients with Sleep Apnea

The incidence of dry eye disease (DED) may be higher in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device or other nasal mask therapy devices.

There is also a gender component to this increased incidence of DED, with women with sleep apnea having a higher incidence. 

While the prevalence of DED is considered to be about 6.8% in US adults, the percentage of patients who have been diagnosed clinically with DED is less than half of that.

Get the full story at ophthalmologytimes.com.

from Sleep Review https://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep-health/sleep-whole-body/dry-eye-sleep-apnea/

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