Myopia Control by Combining Auricular Acupoint and Atropine Eyedrops
This study was designed to compare the difference of using atropine eyedrops alone from atropine combined with the stimulation of auricular acupoints therapy in reducing myopia progression.
Drug: 0.25 % atropine
Drug: 0.5 % atropine
Procedure: 0.25 % atropine+auricular acupoints
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- the progression of myopia degree, axial length elongation of eye
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2006|
A total of 64 school-aged children with myopia, fulfilling eligibility criteria, were recruited. They were randomly assigned to three arms:
- 21 treated with the 0.25 % atropine each night (0.25A).
- 20 treated with the 0.5 % atropine each night (0.5A).
- 23 treated with 0.25 % atropine each night together with stimulation of auricular acupoints(0.25A+E).
This protocol was proceeded for at least 6 months.The differences in post-treatment effects of these three groups were statistically accessed.