Myopia Control by Combining Auricular Acupoint and Atropine Eyedrops
Drug: 0.25 % atropine
Drug: 0.5 % atropine
Procedure: 0.25 % atropine+auricular acupoints
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00457717
|China Medical University|
|Taichung City, Taiwan|
|Principal Investigator:||Shih-Liang Chang, PhD||China Medical University, Taiwan|