Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Research results of application of reflexo-therapy in correction of myopia

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №3 Pages: 624-628
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Original article
Authors: Agasarov L.G., Yurova O.V., Frantsuzov A.S., Tikhonova L.A.
Organization: Saratov Road Clinical Hospital, Russian Scientific Center of Restorative Medicine and Health Resort, First Moscow State Medical University n.a. I.M. Sechenov

Objective: To develop the optimum scheme of acupuncture, aimed at improving the functional status of the visual analyzer in patients with myopia. Materials. Treatment was conducted in the main group by reflexology courses in 10 procedures and basic therapy in the control group, only basic therapy. The examination included the classic ophthal-mologic research methods, ultrasound and Doppler echoofthalmografy with color mapping of blood vessels — the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA) and posterior long ciliary arteries (ZDTSA), the study of visual efficiency and visual assessment of the subjective expression of asthenopia. The results of these studies were subjected to statistical analysis using the method of variation statistics with the computation of the arithmetic mean (M), the average error of the arithmetic mean (m) and the level of significance (p). Differences between mean values were considered significant if the probability of errors on the distribution of Student»s less than 0,05. The result showed a pronounced effect method of acupuncture on the clinical features, hemodynamic and ergonomic eye, the severity of visual fatigue and general condition of patients. Conclusion. The use of corporal-auricular acupuncture technique in patients with myopia allowed to increase the visual acuity without correction in 1,6 times, visual acuity with correction in 1,2 times, lower rates of subjective and objective refraction in an average of 29.8 and 32.4%, increase rates of accommodation of more than 1,5 times, to increase blood flow velocity characteristics in the GA by an average of 9.7, the CAC at 33.4 and ZDTSA by 27,5%. All this is possible to reduce the severity of subjective indicators of asthenopia in 58% of cases and to increase visual efficiency by 11,3%

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