Study confirms frequent underdiagnosis of floppy eyelid syndrome in sleep apnea patients

ORLANDO, Fla. — Historically, the incidence of floppy eyelid syndrome in patients with obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to be between 20% and 40%. A recent data mining study at a medical center found that the condition was diagnosed in only 4.37% of these patients.Charles S. Bouchard, MD, of Loyola University Chicago, reported in a poster here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting that floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) is associated with keratoconus, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), chronic papillary conjunctivitis and male gender.

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