Ozone therapy and electrical stimulation in pigmentary retinitis

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Title [Ozone therapy and electrical stimulation in pigmentary retinitis]
Author Pérez Aguiar, Lázaro Joaquín
Author García Báez, Obel
Author Román González, Ceferino
Author Menéndez Cepero, Silvia
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze in depth the effects of ozone therapy and electrical stimulation on the visual function of patients suffering pigmentary retinitis. METHODS: One hundred and eighty six patients carrying pigmentary retinitis were studied. They were grouped according to the clinical staging of the Cuban classification (4 groups). Ozone therapy and electrical stimulations were applied daily for 14 days. An ophthalmologic test before and after the treatment was performed; Snellen´s charter for visual acuity and Goldman-type kinetic visual field. Statistical data were analyzed and compared using Student´s t test. The statistical significance was set at p<0,05. RESULTS: The corrected visual acuity remained the same in the 57 patients grouped in staging 1. Significant changes were observed in the visual field of 16 patients. Regarding the 66 patients in staging 2, corrected visual acuity remained the same in 48 whereas 29 patients experienced significant changes in their visual field. Forty nine patients were included in the staging 3 where corrected visual acuity kept the same value in 38 patients, but very significant changes in the visual field of 27 patients were observed. CONCLUSION: In the Cuban multitherapeutical strategy for the treatment of pigmentary retinitis, the annual cyclic use of ozone therapy and electrical stimulation is essential to keep control over the disease. Key words: Ozone therapy, electrical stimulation, pigmentary retinitis.
Publication Revista Cubana de Oftalmología
Volume 23
Issue 1
Pages 57-66
Date 2010
Journal Abbr Rev Cub Oftalmol
Language Spanish
ISSN 0864-2176 (print), 1561-3070 (e-version).
URL http://bvs.sld.cu/revistas/oft/
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