DOI: 10.1097/md.0000000000034735 ISSN:

Acupuncture is an effective therapy for macular damage: A case report

Qi Lu, Mengmeng Sun, Jinfeng Cao, Weizheng Wang, Haili Wang, Yu Gao, Ying Wang, Xiaole Guo, Weiwan Yang, Hongfeng Wang
  • General Medicine


Many factors can contribute to the development of macular injury, which results in vision loss as a result of a disease. Heredity, age, underlying eye illness, internal eye surgery, or eye trauma can all cause it. A safer alternative to current therapies for macular degeneration is urgently needed since they all induce ocular irritation and postoperative recurrence as well as a host of other adverse effects.

Patient concerns:

A 12-year-old girl was the patient. A laser pen burnt her right eye. There was a spot and a shadow in the middle of her right eye’s visual field.


Macular degeneration.


Given the patient’s age, we opted out of medicine and instead used acupuncture as a symptomatic treatment.


Two months after therapy concluded, optical coherence tomography result report indicate that the macula region of the right eye is better than it was previously. The corrected visual acuity of the right eye recovered from 0.25 to 1.0, and the clinical accompanying symptoms of the right eye disappeared.


No additional medication or surgical procedure was employed in this instance. We treated the macular damage with acupuncture, which relieved the patient’s clinical symptoms and had no adverse effects. This demonstrates that acupuncture may be beneficial in treating ophthalmopathy in this direction.

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