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”

Clinical Ophthalmology. 2018;Volume 12:1959-1962

 

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Journal Title: Clinical Ophthalmology

ISSN: 1177-5467 (Print); 1177-5483 (Online)

Publisher: Dove Medical Press

Society/Institution: The Society of Clinical Ophthalmology

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Ophthalmology

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Sha T
Gao L
Xue L
Zhang Z

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Tao Sha,1,* Lili Gao,2,* Li Xue,1 Zhilong Zhang,11Department 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 communicationWe 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’ replyAnna Leszczynska, Lisa Ramm, Eberhard Spoerl, Lutz Pillunat, Naim TeraiDepartment of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Dresden, Dresden, GermanyWe 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.