Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Endanger Vision

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Man with sleep apnea snoringIndividuals who suffer from diabetes in combination with “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA) have a greater risk of losing their vision to “diabetic retinopathy.” For those unfamiliar with OSA, it is a condition in which the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep. As a result, OSA sufferers snore and experience interrupted breathing, which jeopardizes their health. Many people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are unaware that they do. If so, it is important to treat a condition that not only could eventually lead to heart problems, but that also threatens their vision. With this in mind, those with type 2 diabetes who have not been evaluated for OSA should do so. 

Schedule a comprehensive eye examination with Susskind and Almallah Eye Associates at 732-349-5622 to evaluate the health of your eyes. We have offices in Marlboro, Toms River, Brick, and Barnegat for the convenience of our New Jersey patients.