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Acupuncture for glaucoma

  1. Simon K Law1,*,
  2. Tianjing Li2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 18 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006030.pub3


How to Cite

Law SK, Li T. Acupuncture for glaucoma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD006030. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006030.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA

  2. 2

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

*Simon K Law, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 100 Stein Plaza 2-235, Los Angeles, California, 90095, USA. Law@jsei.ucla.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Her 2010 {published data only}
  • Her JS, Liu PL, Cheng NC, Hung HC, Huang PH, Chen YL, et al. Intraocular pressure-lowering effect of auricular acupressure in patients with glaucoma: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2010;16(11):1177-84.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Jiang 1996 {published data only}
  • Jiang J. Clinical observation and experimental study of treatment of primary glaucoma by acupuncture and moxibustion. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1996;15(3):3-4.
Kumar 1994 {published data only}
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Nesterov 1997 {published data only}
  • Nesterov AP, Khadikova EV. Effect of ciliary muscle electrical stimulation on ocular hydrodynamics and visual function in patients with glaucoma. Vestnik Oftalmologii 1997;113(4):12-4.
Xu 2012 {published data only}
  • Xu L. Forty-one cases of secondary optic atrophy after anti-glaucoma surgery treated with combined therapy of acupuncture and medication. Zhongguo Zhenjiu 2012;32(8):689-90.

References to studies awaiting assessment

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Hu 1995 {published data only}
  • Hu Y. Acupuncture as a treatment for acute angle-closure glaucoma [针灸治疗急性闭角型青光眼]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Yan Ke Za Zhi 1995;4:258.
Huo 2009 {published data only}
  • Huo Q, Shen Q, Zhang D, Zhang R. Effect of pricking blood at Neiyingxiang (EX-HN 9) on the intraocular pressure of patients with primary open angle glaucoma [内迎香穴点刺放血对原发性开角型青光眼患者眼压的影响]. Chinese Acupuncture and Maxibustion 2009;29(8):629-30.
Wu 2010 {published data only}
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Zhang 1995 {published data only}
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Zhang 2003 {published data only}
  • Zhang H, Yang G, Xu L, Zhao J. Effect of quantitative acupuncture manipulation on F value in the patient of acute angle-closure glaucoma [量化针刺手法对急性闭角型青光眼F值的影响]. Zhong Guo Zhen Jiu 2003;23(8):439-41.
Zhang 2009 {published data only}
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Zhou 2007 {published data only}
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References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
JPRN 2009 {unpublished data only}
  • JPRN-UMIN000002254. Acupuncture for glaucoma. http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/trial.aspx?trialid=JPRN-UMIN000002254 (accessed 8 January 2013).

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
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