Some days ago I had the opportunity to spend some minutes with an eminence in Ophthalmology in Brisbane, Dr. John Harrison.
During our conversation he mentioned how obstructive sleep apneaÂ may affect our eyes in different ways.
Doing some reading, I found some comments from Dr Waller an Ophthalmologist of the Mayo Clinic in the US who mentioned the following: â€œâ€¦ our understanding of the mechanisms that link these disorders is minimal,”. “However, the recognition of these associations is important for primary care physicians, ophthalmologists, and sleep physicians. For patients with OSA, a routine eye examination to evaluate for early signs of glaucoma, particularly in the setting of visual loss or change, should be recommended. Patients with opthalmologic diseases known to be associated with sleep apnea should be screened clinically for sleep apnea and referred to a sleep center if signs or symptoms are present.”
Here we have itâ€¦ it seems that we are always coming back to the concept that sleep is our “Master Healer.”
Are you sleeping enough and in the right way? A visit to a Wenatex Sleep Seminar may give you some great tips of how to let yourself nurture by your â€œMaster Healerâ€.