Vestn Oftalmol. 1993 Jul-Sep; 109(4): 6-8.
[The combined treatment of amblyopia by the methods of acupuncture reflexotherapy and traditional pleoptics]
Fifty-two children (75 eyes with amblyopia) were treated by acupuncture and traditional pleoptics. This complex of treatment was found more effective as against traditional pleoptics alone (70 children, 118 eyes with amblyopia) on the whole and in the treatment of high amblyopia. The best results were attained in children previously treated by pleoptic methods with special equipment (older children). Of the 17 eyes with amblyopia resistant to common treatment multiple-modality treatment resulted in improvement in 10 (58.8%). The effect of treatment persisted for 3 months. The first course of such treatment proved to be the most effective in the treatment of high amblyopia; starting from the second course the condition grew resistant to such treatment, this resistance gradually augmenting.