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Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy is nearly systematically associated with obstructive sleep apnoea
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    Re: Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and sleep apnoea . Authors reply
    • Karine Palombi, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Elisabeth Renard, Patrick Levy, Christophe Chiquet, Christelle Deschaux, Jean-Paul Romanet, Jean-Louis Pépin

    Dear Editor

    We appreciate the thoughtful comments of Dr Konstantopoulos and colleagues on our recent article [1]. They raise some interesting comments that we would like to answer point by point. Basically, our article published on March 2006 showed a strong association between NAION and Sleep apnoea syndrome [1]. The first point addressed by Konstantopoulos et al. was the high prevalence rate (48%) of patients...

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    Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and sleep apnoea

    Dear Sir

    We read with interest the article by Palombi et al discussing the association between non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). [1] OSA was found in 89% of patients with NAION. This finding may have significant implications on clinical practice and patient care, especially in view of the fact that 19 out of the 27 patients in the study required nCPAP trea...

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