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The results of a pilot study carried out in the USA suggest that acupuncture may have significant, measurable benefits on residual visual function in patients with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

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A study from China has found that acupuncture compares favourably with anticonvulsant drug therapy for the treatment of blepharospasm.

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Acupuncture out-performs artificial tears in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, according to South Korean researchers.

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Acupuncture can complement the use of spectacles to correct anisometropic amblyopia (lazy eye) in children, according to researchers in Hong Kong.

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Acupuncture appears to benefit glaucoma patients by decreasing intraocular pressure (IOP) and improving blood circulation behind the eye.

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A small Taiwanese pilot study has found that ear acupressure may facilitate improved visual health for children

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A randomised controlled trial carried out in Hong Kong has shown that acupuncture to be effective in treating anisometropic amblyopia (lazy eye)

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Acupuncture is as effective as artificial tear therapy (ATC) at reducing the symptoms of xerophthalmia (dry eyes), but the effects of acupuncture last longer. Chinese researchers compared 44 patients who were divided into two...

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People who eat more refined carbohydrates have a higher risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the retinal disease that is the leading cause of blindness. A prospective study of 4000 people, aged 55-80, in the USA...

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In vivo studies have shown that anti-oxidant phytochemicals from Gou Qi Zi (Lycium barbarum fructus, aka Chinese wolfberry or goji berry) can protect eye tissues from oxidative damage. American researchers studying type-2 diabetic...

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