Myopia

Auricular acupressure for myopia in children and adolescents

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A research team from China and USA reported newly that auricular acupressure is more effective for treating myopia than other treatments such as atropine and eye exercises. They conducted a systematic review involving RCTs from various database and screened five 5 studies qualified for the meta-analysis of the efficacy rate in treating myopia. They concluded that auricular acupressure could slow the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. Of cause, there is a need for further studies with higher methodological quality and sufficient follow-up.

Reference

Gao HX, Zhang L, Liu JH. Auricular acupressure for myopia in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2019, 101067.

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