More News on Acupuncture and Macular Degeneration

Here is another news item on acupuncturee and AMD.

Keep in mind that because this procedure is not FDA approved, it is not covered by Medicare or other insurance providers. 

An interesting study on acupuncture was done in New Mexico in 2003-2004 with of 108 patients, all diagnosed with macular degeneration by an ophthalmologist.

Overall, 69% of patients improved in distant vision and 69% improved in near vision.

Patients with both wet and dry forms of AMD benefited equally.

√ Half of patients had subjective vision improvement

√ 33% of patients gained more than 2 lines on EDTRS charts

√ 20% reported lessening or disappearance of scotomas

√ 7% of patients noted improved color vision

The only complication was an occasional bruising and recovery was quick and easy.


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