Journal of Eye Diseases and Disorders

Journal of Eye Diseases and Disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1622



Acupuncture Therapy, a Hope for RP Patients

Fereydoun Firouzeh, Vahid Qasemi, Siamak Moradian and Seyyedmehdi Tabatabaee

Purpose: To evaluate the RP patient’s visual function changes after acupuncture therapy. Method: This was a prospective, interventional case series study. Forty-three eyes of 23 RP subjects were evaluated. Each subject received 10 half-hour body acupuncture sessions. Considering the Para clinic tests, we explored in this study, including the placebo control group was not necessary. Tests we conducted in this study are included best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), near visual acuity (NVA) (Snellen chart), SITA standard static 30-2 perimetry (Humphry perimeter), and full-field ERG (Metrovision-Monopack system). Acupuncture procedures carried out at a private office. Statistical testing was carried out by using the SPSS-19. Pvalue ≤ 0.05 considered statistically significant. Sampling method was convenient sampling. Results: Improvements of UCVA, BCVA and NVA after acupuncture therapy were statistically and clinically significant (p=0.048, p=0.0005, p=0.002respectively). The changes of Mean Foveal Threshold (MFT) and Mean Deviation (MD) were statistically significant (p=0.031, p=0.02). The scotopic b2 amplitude shown to have statistically significant changes (p=0.004). Changes in the three scotopic b/a ratios and photopic b/a ratio were clinically significant. No statistically significant difference between different age group (0.175 ≤ p ≤ 0.808) and the two sexes (0.295 ≤ p ≤ 0.767) were indicated. Improvement of Subjective symptoms was indicated in most of the cases. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy can bring a hope for RP patients to improve their visual function

Published Date: 2018-06-25; Received Date: 2018-05-18