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In one study, acupuncture was used to treat 40 patients with bilateral Graves’ ophthalmopathy who had all had at least 18mm of proptosis together with lid retraction and other eye signs, and had shown no response to immunosuppressive and local radiotherapy. Treatments were given every day up to a total of 45. 70% showed some reduction in proptosis after treatment. Lid retraction was present in in 41 eyes before the acupuncture and was reduced in all but four cases. (Wu, Jin & Zheng 1985)

Wu Z, Jin S, Zheng Z 1985. The effect of acupuncture in 40 cases of endocrine ophthalmopathy. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 5(1):19-21.