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”
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.
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.
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