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Title [Effectiveness of the ozone therapy in dry macular degeneration associated with the age]
Author Vera Vidal, Vivian
Author Vidal Cisneros, Aminta
Author Benítez Ramírez, Grisel
Author Heredia Saumell, Leysi
Author Suárez Olivares, Abel Tobías
Abstract Introduction: The origin of the dry macular degeneration associated with the age is still uncertain. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the ozone therapy in patients with this condition. Methods: A therapeutic intervention was carried out in those affected by that disease, attended in the Retina Department of the Ophthalmology Center of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, from January 2008 to January 2009. Cases were divided into two groups: those treated with ozone and those that received Nutriforte tablets. Results: The female sex and mean age of 65 years prevailed. In the first group the visual acuity of 0,51 became 0,63 after treatment, and in the second group it was 0,47 to 0,5 with improved retinal sensibility in both cases. Conclusions: Ozone therapy was effective to treat people with macular degeneration.
Publication MEDISAN
Volume 15
Issue 6
Pages 798-807
Date 06/2011
Journal Abbr MEDISAN
Language Spanish
ISSN 1029-3019
URL http://scielo.sld.cu/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1029-30192011000600010&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=es
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Title [Effectiveness and Safety of Ozone as a Disinfectant of Ocular Surface]
Author Hidetoshi, Hanazaki
Abstract The author evaluated the effect and safety of four ppm ozone as a disinfectant of ocular surface before cataract surgery. Of the 84 operated eyes, the ocular surface of 35 eyes were sterilized with four ppm ozone and 49 eyes were sterilized with povidone iodine solution (four eyes with solution diluted eight times with saline, ten eyes with solution diluted 16 times with saline, 35 eyes with solution diluted 32 times with saline). The four ppm ozone was supplied with ozonater (Mediacua, Core Medical MFG. INC.), Bacterial culture of ocular surface was examined in each case before sterilization, just after sterilization and just after the operation. Corneal finding was examined with slitlamp microscope in each case one to two hours after the operation, one day after the operation and one week after the operation. Some bacterial cultures were found just after sterilization in two eyes with 16 times diluted povidone iodine, and just after the operation in one eye with 16 times diluted povidone iodine. No bacterial culture was found at any time in eyes with four ppm ozone. Within the cases with povidone iodine sterilization, the corneal damage was more severe in cases with less dilution. The corneal damage was less severe in cases with four ppm ozone than in cases with povidone iodine. Four ppm ozone is effective and safe for sterilization of ocular surface. (author abst.)
Publication Ophthalmology
Volume 41
Issue 11
Pages 1455-1459
Date 1999
Journal Abbr Ophthalmology
Language Japanese
ISSN 0016-4488
URL http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200007/000020000799A1026699.php
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Title Clinical Evaluation of Cataract Surgery Using Ozone Water as an Ocular Surface Disinfectant.
Author Hidetoshi, Hanazaki
Abstract The usefulness and safety of four ppm ozone water as a disinfectant for the ocular surface prior to cataract surgery was evaluated. Of 66 operated eyes, the ocular surfaces of 29 eyes were sterilized with four ppm ozone water (group A), and the ocular surfaces of 37 eyes were sterilized with povidone iodine solution (group B). The degree of ocular surface damage after surgery was significantly less in group A than in group B. The mean logarithm of corrected visual acuity at one day after surgery were significantly higher in group A than in group B. There was no difference between the two groups in terms of postoperative anterior chamber laser flare and corneal endothelial cell density. These findings show the usefulness and safety of four ppm ozone water for sterilization of the ocular surface. (author abst.)
Publication Japanese Journal of the Ophthalmic Surgery
Volume 13
Issue 3
Pages 456-458
Date 2000
Journal Abbr Japan. J. Opht. Surg.
Language Japanese
ISSN 0914-6806
URL http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200021/000020002100A0777122.php
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