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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (8): 699-704.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.08.013

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Effects of herbal fumigation therapy combined with meibomian gland massage on diabetic dry eyes*

ZHANG Weiqiong1, WU Zhengzheng2, JIE Chuanhong2, LI Jun3#   

  1. 1 Postgraduate Training Base, Rockets Army General Hospital of Jinzhou Medical University, Beijing 100088, China;
    2 Department of ophthalmology,Eye Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100040, China;
    3 Rockets Army General Hospital, Beijing 100088, China
  • Received:2017-03-31 Online:2017-08-10 Published:2017-08-10
  • Supported by:
    Project of Eye Hospital affiliated to China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences(No.201433)

Abstract: Objective To explore new therapy for diabetic dry eyes through herbal fumigation therapy combined with meibomian gland massage.Methods 84 cases (168 eyes) of diabetic dry eyes in 2016 from ophthalmology outpatient department of Eye Hospital, affiliated to China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences,were randomly divided into two groups (n=42 in each group). The control group was given artificial tear eyedrops, while treatment group was given herbal fumigation therapy and meibomian gland massage. One month later, symptoms,tear film breakup time(BUT), results of Schirmer I test(SIT), and changes of meibomian gland function were determined.Results In the experiment group, new therapy was remarkably effective on 56 eyes, effective on 20 eyes, and ineffective on 8 eyes, and the effective rate was 90.5%; In the control group, artificial tear eyedrops was markedly effective on 20 eyes, effective on 36 eyes, and ineffective on 28 eyes, and the effective rate was 66.7%. There was a significant statistic difference of symptom score, BUT, SIT, and meibomian gland function between the two groups after treatment (P<0.05). The effects of treatment group was superior to that of control group.Conclusion Herbal fumigation therapy accompanied with meibomian gland massage appears to be effective for diabetic dry eye syndrome.

Key words: diabetic dry eye, herbal fumigation, meibomian gland massage, clinical observation

CLC Number: 

  • R276.7