Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

+32 466 90 2266

Hagay Hayat

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka Clinical Research Center, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

  • Research   
    Effect of Sleep Position on the Development of Ectropion or Entropion in Aged Population
    Author(s): Hagay Hayat, Aviel Hadad*, Yotam Lior, Morris Hartstein, Aviv Goldbart and Erez Tsumi

    Purpose: To explore a potential correlation between the position of the head of a sleeping individual and the (presence) of a unilateral ectropion or entropion. Method: A retrospective case series. Data were collected from all patients who had undergone repair of an involutional ectropion or entropion between 2004 and 2017 from all causes at the Soroka University Medical Center. Results: Thirty-six patients were available for participation in the survey received a telephone questionnaire regarding their sleep position and preference. The questionnaire was aimed to determine the patient's quality of sleep, position, and side preference while asleep. The ectropion group includes 16 patients who have had a statistically significant positive association between the preference of a head posture during sleep and the development of a unilateral ectropion (χ=6.11, p<0.05). There wa.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0277.19.8.305

    Abstract HTML PDF