Sleep Apnea Poses Threat to Eye Health

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is more than just a poor night’s sleep. OSAS can affect a person’s overall health which even includes ocular health.

Why do Latinos Go Blind?

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In four separate reports, researchers from the Los Angeles Latino study provide the four-year incidence of blindness and visual impairment, cataract and diabetic retinopathy among Hispanics living in Los Angeles, a population consisting of people of predominantly Mexican origin.

Yet another smoking risk –eye inflammation (uveitis)

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Uveitis, an inflammation of the eye’s middle layer of tissue, is responsible for about 10 percent of blindness in the United States. Smoking may increase the risk of contracting uveitis.

High caloric and sodium intake associated with more severe eye disease in African-Americans

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Diabetic African-American patients may benefit from a reduction of calories and sodium in their diets. Regulating caloric and sodium intake may reduce the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy.