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Studies have measured stastistically significant falls in intraocular pressure following acupuncture in patients with glaucoma. (Wu, Yue & Zhuang 1990) However, the clinical significance and long-term effect of these changes has yet to be evaluated. Ralston (1997) gave a detailed case history of successful treatment of acute glaucoma. The patient presented with acute onset of pain, complete clouding over one eye and fixed pupillary dilatation of both. Following acupuncture treatment, the eyes had recovered within 36 hours, and the pupillary response was normal and remained so for 8 weeks. The patient was a Chihuahua dog.

Ribaute A 1987 Stabilisation de la myopic Ovolutive, par acupuncture, chez des enfants prep. La Revue Francaise de Medicine Traditionelle Chinoise 125:309-311

Li B, Li L L, Chen J 1993 Observation on the relation between propagated sensation along meridians and the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on myopia of youngsters. Chen Tru Yen Chin 18(2):154-158 [Chinese]

Liu H, Lu Y, Dong Q, Zhong X 1994. Treatment of adolescent myopia by pressure plaster of semen impatientis on otoacupoints. J Tradit Chin Med 1994 Dec;14(4):283-6. ABSTRACT: “295 cases (424 eyes) of adolescent myopia were treated by pressure plaster of Semen Impatientis on otoacupoints with a cure rate of 44.3% and a total effective rate of 98.5%. 36 random cases (69 eyes) were compared with the same number of similar control cases. Findings were that the therapeutic effects of the pressure plaster group excelled significantly those of the control group.”

Tsikova TD. Laser puncture in the combined treatment of a weak degree of myopia in schoolchildren. Oftalmol Zh 1990;(1):39-42. CONCLUSIONS: “Laser puncture has a positive influence on visual acuity and accommodation-convergence system.”

Val'kova IV, Niurenberg OIu. 1989. Use of electroacupuncture reflexotherapy in myopia. Vestn Oftalmol 1989 Jan-Feb;105(1):33-5. RESULTS: “A follow-up of 5 years has demonstrated that electroacupuncture has stopped the progress of myopia, normalized the accommodation system, improved the natural vision acuity and other visual functions.”

Yang CL. Treatment of 1040 cases of myopia with auriculotherapy using medicated pellets. J Tradit Chin Med 1987 Dec;7(4):273-8.

Chen MC. 1989. 112 cases of juvenile myopia treated by auricular acupressure. J Tradit Chin Med 1989 Sep;9(3):173

Yang C, Hu L, Zhu F, Li L. 268 cases of myopia treated with injection and pellet pressure at auriculoacupoints. J Tradit Chin Med 1993 Sep;13(3):196-8.

Cheng H, Ma Y. Treatment of juvenile ametropia by auricular-plaster therapy combined with plum-blossom needle tapping--a report of 200 cases. J Tradit Chin Med 1998 Mar;18(1):47-8.