ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Evaluation of Cornea and Anterior Chamber Results of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Pamukkale University, Denizli Servergazi State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey  
3 Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey  
Eur J Ther ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.598
Key Words: Obstructive, sleep apnea, anterior segment of the eye, topography
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the anterior segment findings measured by corneal topography of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and compare them with normal subjects.


Methods
: A randomly selected 43 eyes of 43 OSAS patients and 43 random eyes of 43 healthy persons who were referred to eye diseases clinic between 2012-2016 were included in this retrospective planned study. Routine eye examination findings and anterior segment findings measured by corneal topography were recorded in both groups. Central corneal thickness (CCT), keratometry values (K1, K2, Kmax), corneal volume (CV) anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber volume (ACV), anterior chamber angle (ACA) of the two groups were compared.


Results
: The mean CCT value of the control group was 567.23±31.17 and in the OSAS group 544.4±36.44 (p=0.002). Mean corneal volume (HR) was found to be 60,51±8,44 in the control group and 59,78±3,47 in the OSAS group (p=0.04). There was no statistically significant difference between OSAS and control group in terms of mean age, K1, K2, Kmax, anterior chamber volume (ACL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber angle (p>0.05). The mean apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) score of OSAS group was found as 21.82±12.79. There was no negative or positive correlation between AHI score and age, CCT, K1, K2, Km, SCL, SCL, SCA, corneal volume (CV).


Conclusion
: In OSAS patients, CCT and CV were found to be lower than normal people.

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