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Clinical observation on combining acupuncture and eye drops for primary open angle glaucoma

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To observe the clinical efficacy of combining acupuncture and eye drops for primary open angle glaucoma.


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.


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 intraocular pressure between the treatment and the control group (P<0.05).


Combining acupuncture and eye drops is better than eye drops alone for primary open angle glaucoma.

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Correspondence to Fei Liu.

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Author: Liu Fei, associated chief physician.

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Liu, F., Li, Bl., Yang, Jf. et al. Clinical observation on combining acupuncture and eye drops for primary open angle glaucoma. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. 11, 93–95 (2013).

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