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Comment on “The short-term effect of acupuncture on different ocular blood flow parameters in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma: a randomized, clinical study”

Authors Sha T, Gao L, Xue L, Zhang Z

Received 5 August 2018

Accepted for publication 22 August 2018

Published 4 October 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 1959—1962

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S181991

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Tao Sha,1,* Lili Gao,2,* Li Xue,1 Zhilong Zhang,1

1Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin, China; 2Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin Central Hospital of Gynecology Obstetrics, Tianjin, China

*These authors contributed equally to this communication

We read with great interest the recent study by Leszczynska et al, who investigated the efficacy of acupuncture on patients with glaucoma.1 However, we noticed some inaccuracies in the details of the acupuncture treatment in their study.

Authors’ reply

Anna Leszczynska, Lisa Ramm, Eberhard Spoerl, Lutz Pillunat, Naim Terai

Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Dresden, Dresden, Germany

We thank the authors for their comment on our manuscript “The short-term effect of acupuncture on different ocular blood flow parameters in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma: a randomized, clinical study”. First of all, we agree that the nomenclature in our manuscript may not adhere to the international standard. However, at this point we think this issue may be considered a minor factor, since the location of the points does not change and is independent of the nomenclature used. In future studies, we may consider using the international nomenclature to avoid misunderstandings. At this point, we thank the authors for their constructive comment.

View the original paper by Leszczynska and colleagues.

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