Friday, December 17, 2010

Acupuncture for successful Amblyopia treament

Recently my google alerts exploded with proclamations of a new treatment for Amblyopia. The new treatment being not some miracle drug or new technology but rather ones of the oldest treatments around...  Acupuncture .  Recent studies have shown acupuncture could be very successful for treating Amblyopia, moreso than patching - in the "older child" population.

Read on to learn more about it (CNN): Needles trump patches in treating kids' eye problem

The whole idea of acupuncture intrigues me yet scares me at the same time. But, I am fascinated enough that I want to learn more about this - whether my daughter would be a candidate or not remains to be seen. I'm not going to run right out and sign her up for acupuncture - but I'm interested in learning more about why it is that it works.

Dr. Nate at Bright Eyes, also blogged recently on the topic and gave his take on it:
Acupuncture for Amblyopia (Lazy eye)?

Would you consider acupuncture for your child's amblyopia?

1 comment:

  1. It can be effective for specific Amblyopia conditions only. Choose the right procedure that suits your child's case.