Ophthalmic Solutions

Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden, unilateral, brief, stabbing, recurrent pain in the distribution of one or more branches of the fifth cranial nerve. Pain occurs in paroxysms which last from a few seconds to 2 minutes. The frequency of the paroxysms ranges from a few to hundreds of attacks a day. Periods of remission can last for months to years, but tend to shorten over time. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments in people with trigeminal neuralgia?

Author(s): 
Zakrzewska, Joanna M.
Linskey, Mark E.
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden, unilateral, brief, stabbing, recurrent pain in the distribution of one or more branches of the fifth cranial nerve. Pain occurs in paroxysms which last from a few seconds to 2 minutes. The frequency of the paroxysms ranges from a few to hundreds of attacks a day. Periods of remission can last for months to years, but tend to shorten over time. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatments in people with trigeminal neuralgia?

Author(s): 
Zakrzewska, Joanna M.
Linskey, Mark E.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of acupuncture for glaucoma. METHODS: The search was conducted through database to identify randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for glaucoma until September 2010. The quality assessment, data extraction and Meta-analysis were performed by Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Re views of Interventions. RESULTS: Eight articles were included. Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture did not decrease intraocular pressure compared with eye drops [SMD = -0.1 66, 95% CI (-1.45, 0.13)].

Author(s): 
Gao, Rui
Shi, Chun-Hu
Tian, Jin-hui
Kang, Zhen
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The polyherbal eye drop (Itone™) is a mixture of aqueous distillates of nineteen traditionally used ingredients that sum up to impart potency to the formulation and make it a useful adjunct in various ocular pathologies. However, as there have been no controlled experimental studies accounting to the above claim, therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the polyherbal formulation (PHF) for antiangiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anticataract, antioxidant and cytotoxicity in addition to the evaluation of intraocular penetration of PHF in rabbit eyes using LC-MS/MS.

Author(s): 
Velpandian, Thirumurthy
Gupta, Pankaj
Ravi, Alok Kumar
Sharma, Hanuman Prasad
Biswas, Nihar Ranjan
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

An open prospective multicentre clinical trial was conducted in patients suffering from various ophthalmic disorders namely, conjunctivitis, conjunctival xerosis (dry eye), acute dacryocystitis, degenerative conditions (pterygium or pinguecula) and postoperative cataract patients with a herbal eye drop preparation (Ophthacare) containing basic principles of different herbs which have been conventionally used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine since time immemorial.

Author(s): 
Biswas, N. R.
Gupta, S. K.
Das, G. K.
Kumar, N.
Mongre, P. K.
Haldar, D.
Beri, S.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The polyherbal eye drop (Itone™) is a mixture of aqueous distillates of nineteen traditionally used ingredients that sum up to impart potency to the formulation and make it a useful adjunct in various ocular pathologies. However, as there have been no controlled experimental studies accounting to the above claim, therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the polyherbal formulation (PHF) for antiangiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anticataract, antioxidant and cytotoxicity in addition to the evaluation of intraocular penetration of PHF in rabbit eyes using LC-MS/MS.

Author(s): 
Velpandian, Thirumurthy
Gupta, Pankaj
Ravi, Alok Kumar
Sharma, Hanuman Prasad
Biswas, Nihar Ranjan
Publication Title: 
Minerva Pediatrica

Forty-eight children aged from 4 to 11 months, affected by Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (CNDO), treated successfully by local hydrostatic massage, were retrospectively included in two groups: Group A treated by massage and antibiotic eye drops, Group B treated by massage only. The comparison shows a quicker resolution of the CNDO when antibiotic eye drops are administered. The Author stresses the utility of topical antibiotic therapy regardless of the presence of mucopurulent discharge.

Author(s): 
Nucci, P.
Publication Title: 
Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft

Recent epidemiologic studies quote a prevalence of 5,2% to 63% for dry eye depending on definition. Many risk factors have been identified, among other things the female gender. Dry eye interferes significantly with quality of live. Measurement of the change in temperature and humidity during blinking turned out to be a reliable diagnostic tool. Videokeratoscopy explains well-known visual impairments related to dry eye and, along with lipid film interferometry, provides insight into tear film dynamics. The importance of tear film proteins is underestimated.

Author(s): 
Schirra, F.
Ruprecht, K. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

In a paediatric practice, the management of patients with signs and symptoms of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLO) was switched from topical antibiotic to topical mother's milk (MM) -based regimens. The conservative management of this condition includes frequent cleansing of the lids, digital lacrimal sac massage, and application of topical antibiotic drops when there is a mucopurulent discharge. The method for managing CNLO has evolved in our office of paediatrics during the past 7 years.

Author(s): 
Verd, Sergio
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: With the understanding of the immune inflammatory response in the pathogenesis of dry eyes, and the limitations of widely used artificial tears and numerous pharmaceuticals and methods to promote tear secretion, clinicians pay more attention to the therapies that can promote tear secretion actively. Acupuncture treatment for dry eye may meet this requirement. OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment on dry eye and the effects on duration, and to examine the mechanisms of acupuncture in treating patients with dye eyes.

Author(s): 
Shi, Jing-lin
Miao, Wan-hong

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ophthalmic Solutions