Eye Problems Studied With PEMF Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields Therapy
Abstracts of scientific studies on the use of PEMF with Eye Problems
[Effectiveness of magnetotherapy in optic nerve atrophy. A preliminary study]
Magnetotherapy effects on visual functions (vision acuity and field), on retinal bioelectric activity, on conductive vision system, and on intraocular circulation were studied in 88 patients (160 eyes) with optic nerve atrophy. A Soviet Polyus-1 low-frequency magnetotherapy appartus was employed with magnetic induction of about 10 mT, exposure 7-10 minuts, 10-15 sessions per course.
Vision acuity of patients with low (below 0.04 diopters) values improved in 50 percent of the cases. The vision acuity of patients with vision acuity of 0.2 diopters has increased from 46 before treatment to 75 after treatment.
Magnetotherapy improved ocular hemodynamics in patients with optic nerve atrophy, it reduced the time of stimulation conduction along the vision routes and stimulated the retinal ganglia cells. The maximal effect was achieved after 10 magnetotherapy sessions. A repeated course carried out in 6-8 months promoted a stabilization of the process.
Author: Zobina, L. V. and Orlovskaia, L. S. and Sokov, S. L. and Sabaeva, G. F. and Konde, L. A. and Iakovlev, A. A.
Comment:Zobina, L V Orlovskaia, L S Sokov, S L Sabaeva, G F Konde, L A Iakovlev, A A Comparative Study English Abstract
Booktitle: Vestn Oftalmol
[The effect of a pulsed electromagnetic field on the hemodynamics of eyes with glaucoma]
The influence of pulse electromagnetic field (PEMF) on hemodynamics of the eye in open-angle glaucoma has been studied by means of a method and a device proposed at the Filatov Institute. The PEMF characteristics are: impulse frequency–50 Hz, exposition–0,02 sec., impulse shape–square, rate of impulse rise–4.10(4) c rate of magnetic induction rise–2.10(4) mT/c, amplitude value of magnetic induction at the impulse height–9.0–8.5 mT, duration of the procedure–7 min., a course–10 sessions.
Observations over 150 patients (283 eyes) with latent, initial and advanced glaucoma have shown a positive influence of PEMF on hemodynamics of a glaucomatous eye: a rise of rheographic coefficient and relative volume pulse in 87.99 and 81.63%, respectively. The degree of the rise and restoration frequency of rheographic values of the glaucomatous eye under the influence of PEMF to the age norm was more expressed at initial stages of the glaucomatous process (latent and initial glaucoma).
Author: Tsisel’skii Iu, V. and Kashintseva, L. T. and Skrinnik, A. V.
Comment:Tsisel’skii, Iu V Kashintseva, L T Skrinnik, A V Comparative Study English Abstract
Booktitle: Oftalmol Zh