[Self-relaxation techniques for glaucoma patients. Significance of autogenic training, hypnosis and music therapy]
Language: 
German
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is currently the second most common cause of severe visual impairment and blindness worldwide. Standard pharmaceutical and surgical interventions often fail to prevent progression of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether adjuvantly applied self-relaxation techniques can significantly impact intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion and the overall mental state of affected patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search of the literature was carried out and a comprehensive overview of currently available data is presented. RESULTS: Autogenic training, hypnosis and music therapy can significantly impact intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion and overall mental state of patients suffering from glaucoma. CONCLUSION: As all of these adjuvant therapeutic options are cost-effective, available almost everywhere and at anytime as well as without any known side effects, they can be useful additional techniques in the overall concept for treating glaucoma patients. Regular ocular examinations by an ophthalmologist are, however, mandatory.

Author(s): 
Bertelmann, T.
Strempel, I.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Journal Abbreviation: 
Ophthalmologe
Publication Date: 
2016-02
Publication Year: 
2016
Pages: 
102-110
Volume: 
113
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1433-0423
DOI: 
10.1007/s00347-015-0139-y
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26449918

Turabian/Chicago Citation

T. Bertelmann and I. Strempel. 2016-02. "[Self-relaxation techniques for glaucoma patients. Significance of autogenic training, hypnosis and music therapy]." Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft 113: 2: 102-110. 10.1007/s00347-015-0139-y.

Wikipedia Citation

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