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Acta Endocrinol (Copenh). 1991 Feb;124(2):143-5.

Acupuncture in the treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy. A blinded randomized study.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology F, Herlev Hospital, Denmark.


Seventeen patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy, all euthyroid for at least one year, were included in a blinded trial to test the effect of acupuncture twice a week during two months on the eye disease, assessed by an ophthalmologist and computed tomography of the eye muscle volume. No significant change was found in eye muscle volume, Hertel measure, palpebral aperture, intraocular pressure, Hess chart, nor was there any statistically significant improvement of the irritative conjunctival symptoms.

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