Clinical Observation on Combining Acupuncture and Eye Drops for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

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Title

Clinical Observation on Combining Acupuncture and Eye Drops for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

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Journal Publication

Date

2013

volume

11(2)

pages

93-95

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of combining acupuncture and eye drops for primary open angle glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 19 (38 eyes) cases with primary open angle glaucoma were randomized into a treatment group (10 cases) and a control group (9 cases). The treatment group was treated with acupuncture and eye drops, whereas the control group was treated with eye drops alone. Then the intraocular pressure was measured respectively prior to treatment, 1 month and 3 months after treatment to determine the differences. RESULTS: After 1 and 3 months of treatment, the intraocular pressure in the treatment group were significantly reduced (P<0.05); and there was a statistical difference in the intraocular pressure between the treatment and the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Combining acupuncture and eye drops is better than eye drops alone for primary open angle glaucoma.

doi

10.1007/s11726-013-0665-6

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Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Eye Diseases

has study population number

19

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