Efficacy of Acupuncture in Macular Diseases
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||traditional chinese medicine (tcm) acupuncture|
|Start date||March 2013|
|End date||May 2016|
|Trial size||33 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02255981, Neijing Ophthalmology|
The purpose is to assess the efficacy of acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for chronic macular diseases, and help to solve a problem for cases that have no treatment, no response to the conventional treatment, or have no access to medical treatment.
|Endpoint classification||safety/efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Improvement and maintenance of gain in visual acuity
time frame: Two years
Affordability of treatment for Colombian population
time frame: 20 years
Change in macular thickness
time frame: Two years
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - • Clinical diagnosis of Macular Disease. - The patient must accept treatment with acupuncture Exclusion Criteria:
|Official title||¿Es Util la Acupuntura en la Degeneracion Macular? Prospective Study of Efficacy of Acupuncture in Macular Diseases|
|Principal investigator||Luz H Gutierrez, MD, MPH|
|Description||Prospective study treating patients with several retinal macular damages with acupuncture. To join, patients required diagnosis by a specialist, confirmed with optical coherent tomography of macula. Cases are treated with acupuncture and are followed by ophthalmologist, diagnostic, Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) revised by a retinologist that is not part of the researchers team and by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The visual outcomes were measured each two months and the time of essay is two years. The final results will be compared with those reported by medical treatment as control groups. Most of the patients have ophthalmological social security service and are examined by an independent retinologist. We will contrast the findings with them of the study. Outcomes will be measured on Visual Acuity, changes of OCT and appreciation of patients of several parameters in connection with their symptoms. The efficacy and safety of acupuncture as treatment in macular diseases is analyzed under these parameters.|
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