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Primary open-angle glaucoma in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea in a Colombian population: a cross-sectional study
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    RE: Primary open-angle glaucoma in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea in a Colombian population

    Cerquera Jaramillo et al. conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) (1). There was no dose-response relationship by measuring optic nerve information and the severity of OSA, although OSA contributed to the increased risk of POAG. I recently made comments regarding the increased risk of POAG in patients with OSA by considering the mechanism of association (2). There is a space of summing-up information for preventing POAG, and the understanding of pathophysiology regarding the comorbidity may contribute to new therapeutic approach for POAG (3).

    1. Cerquera Jaramillo MA, Moreno Mazo SE, Toquica Osorio JE. Primary open-angle glaucoma in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea in a Colombian population: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2023;13(2):e063506.
    2. Kawada T. Obstructive sleep apnea and open-angle glaucoma. J Clin Sleep Med 2023 Feb 7. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.10494 [Epub ahead of print]
    3. Goyal M, Tiwari US, Jaseja H. Pathophysiology of the comorbidity of glaucoma with obstructive sleep apnea: A postulation. Eur J Ophthalmol 2021;31(5):2776-2780.

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