Doctors are often approached by patients who have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study says that there is a link between poor sleep and an increased risk of glaucoma, a condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss. Researchers found that insomnia, sleeping less than seven hours or longer than nine, and snoring were all associated with raised glaucoma risk.

Of course there are other findings as well, including participants who developed glaucoma tended to be older, male, have smoked, and have high blood pressure or diabetes compared to those who didn’t have glaucoma.

The numbers are alarming and may have implications for your patients.

Find out how by reading the full article here.