Acupuncture Plus Glasses May Help Improve Children’s Amblyopia

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/29, Boerner) reported that in addition to wearing glasses, acupuncture may help children with amblyopia to improve their vision scores, according to a study Share to FacebookShare to Twitter in the journal Ophthalmology. The researchers gave half of a group of age 3- to 7-years old with amblyopia corrective glasses, who alternated between wearing glasses and receiving acupuncture treatments five times per week at 15-week intervals and compared the results to children who only wore glasses. All children had about 20/63 vision initially. However, at the end of the study the acupuncture-plus-glasses group had an average 20/32 vision in their lazy eye compared to an average 20/40 vision in children who received only glasses.

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