BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is more common and severe in patients with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). This study aimed to establish whether this is also true for patients with diabetic clinically significant macular edema (CSME). It is hypothesized that SDB, through intermittent hypoxia and blood pressure oscillations, might provoke worsening of CSME. METHODS: Patients with CSME had a home sleep study (ApneaLink; ResMed) to identify SDB. These results were compared with relevant cont...Expand abstract
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High prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in patients with diabetic macular edema.
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