Dry eye

Electroacupuncture involves small electric currents being passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. These currents may be used to increase stimulation to acupuncture points around the eyes. A new study in Current Eye Research examined whether electroacupuncture can be used to treat dry eye.

Participants were randomized into electroacupuncture and acupuncture groups. Ocular surface disease index (OSDI), amount of tear production, and tear film break-up time (BUT) were observed to evaluate efficacy. Gene Ontology (…

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  1. May 28, 2019

New Data Challenges Current Beliefs Surrounding Dry Eye, LASIK

Conventional wisdom concerning dry eye and LASIK does not always hold true, claims Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS, assistant professor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, who presented findings from a large population-based study of patients undergoing…

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  1. Nov 07, 2019

Can Electroacupuncture Effectively Treat Dry Eye?

Electroacupuncture involves small electric currents being passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. These currents may be used to increase stimulation to acupuncture points around the eyes. A new study in Current Eye Research examined whether electroacupuncture can…