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A Study of Central and Peripheral type of Eye Movement Impairment - Focused on 3 Cases Treated with Oriental Medical Treatment (중추성 및 말초성 안구운동장애 사례에 대한 고찰 - 한방치료를 시행한 3례를 중심으로)

  • Park, Joon-Young;Kim, Young-Seok;Cho, Ki-Ho;Mun, Sang-Kwan;Jung, Woo-Sang
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.33 no.4
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    • pp.599-608
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : To report three cases of eye movement impairment: internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) due to pontine infarction, traumatic abducens nerve palsy, and abducens nerve involvement in Miller-Fisher syndrome. Cases Summary : There were three cases. First, a 64-year-old woman, who was given a diagnosis of INO due to pontine infarction, had left gaze palsy of her right eye while the convergence was intact. Second, a 34-year-old man had abduction impairment of his right eye after a traffic accident. Third, a 66-year-old man, who was diagnosed with Miller-Fisher syndrome, had left gaze palsy of his left eye. Their symptoms improved substantially and their anxieties were relieved after treatment with herbal medicine and acupuncture. Conclusions : There has been no certain cure for eye movement impairment yet. In this report, we present three successful cases of patients with eye movement impairment and show that Korean medical treatment could be a solution for this incurable disease.

Prevalence of Dry Eye Disease Its Affecting Factors by Using OSDI Questionnaire (OSDI 설문지를 이용한 안구건조증 유병률과 관련요인)

  • Han, Seung-Hee;Kim, Eun-Young
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.17 no.10
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    • pp.93-103
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    • 2016
  • This study consisted of descriptive research to determine the prevalence of dry eye disease using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire targeting workers in hospitals to understand the differences between general and health related characteristics depending on whether people have dry eye disease, and to determine the influencing factors of the disease. The subjects were 502 (Male: 51, Female: 451) general hospital employees in G-city. The data were collected from October 1 to October 31, 2015. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data. The results showed that hospital workers' prevalence of dry eye disease was 76.1%. Factors influencing DED in this population included currently having or adjusting medication (OR: 4.73), among those who felt their eyes dry, those who visited clinics and received medical treatment (artificial tears) (OR: 2.37), those who felt eye dryness (OR: 2.23), and not eating regularly (OR: 0.55). Moreover, 54.0% of those who had dry eye disease reported serious conditions. Accordingly, education to manage the risk factors of the disease and improve lifestyle is needed to prevent and manage dry eye disease.

Patient Awareness of Cataract and Age-related Macular Degeneration among the Korean Elderly: A Population-based Study

  • Lee, Hankil;Jang, Yong-Jung;Lee, Hyung Keun;Kang, Hye-Young
    • Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
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    • v.31 no.6
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    • pp.557-567
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: Age-related eye disease is often considered part of natural aging. Lack of awareness of eye conditions can result in missed treatment. We investigated the rates of awareness of cataract and age-related macular degeneration, the most common age-related eye-diseases, and the associated factors among elderly Koreans. Methods: We identified 7,403 study subjects (${\geq}40years$ old) with cataract or age-related macular degeneration based on ophthalmic examination results during the 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 2010 and 2012. We assessed whether patients were aware of their eye condition based on a previous diagnosis by a physician. Results: The average awareness rate over the 3-year study period was 23.69% in subjects with cataract and 1.45% in subjects with age-related macular degeneration. Logistic regression analysis showed that patients with cataract were more likely to recognize their condition if they had myopia (odds ratio, 2.08), hyperopia (odds ratio, 1.33), family history of eye disease (odds ratio, 1.44), or a past eye examination (odds ratio, 4.07-29.10). The presence of diabetes mellitus was also a significant predictor of patient awareness of cataract (odds ratio, 1.88). Conclusions: Poor patient recognition of eye disease among the Korean elderly highlights the seriousness of this potential public health problem in our aging society. Pre-existing eye-related conditions and diabetes were significant predictors of awareness; therefore, patients in frequent contact with their doctors have a greater chance of detecting eye disease.

Effect of Eye Drop Education on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication (점안 지도가 항녹내장 안약의 처방 순응도에 미치는 영향)

  • Park, Kyung-Ji;Song, Hyun Ju;Sohn, Uy Dong
    • YAKHAK HOEJI
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    • v.57 no.2
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    • pp.139-149
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    • 2013
  • Glaucoma is a potentially blinding chronic disease requiring life-long commitment to medical therapy. Failure to adhere to anti-glaucoma treatment may lead to disease progression and visual loss. This study surveyed the adherence to glaucoma eye drop and eye drop instillation technique of glaucoma patients and analyzed the improvement of the adherence and installation technique after patient education for eye drop instillation instructions. Collected responses were statistically analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney test, Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, Spearman's correlation coefficient, or one sample proportion test. The survey after patient education for proper eye drop instillation revealed that, even if the patients experienced the adverse effect of their eyes getting dry, they used the eye drop more regularly. They were better at instillation techniques like putting the eye drop inside the eye, and also avoiding applying too much medication or touching their eye with the eye drop bottle. Also, when the patients were divided into groups based on etiologic division, there was difference among groups regarding which category they answered has improved. The result showed improvement in adherence to glaucoma eye drop and eye drop instillation technique after patient education, implicating that patient education is an important aspect of eye care for glaucoma patient and helps them participate in the proper management.

Retrospective Observational Study for Effectiveness of Inmok-tang on Dry Eye Syndrome (건성안 증후군 환자에서 인목탕의 유효성 평가를 위한 후향적 관찰연구)

  • Kim, Young-Sam;Park, Beom-Chan;Kim, Hee-Yeon;Choi, Jun-Yong;Moon, Jin-Bok;Oh, Tae-woo;Ma, Jin-Yeul;Kim, Kibong
    • Herbal Formula Science
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.285-297
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    • 2019
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to analyze effectiveness of herbal medicine treatment on Dry Eye Syndrome. Methods : We analyze medical records of 114 patients who visited Indara oriental medical clinic for dry eye syndrome. Patients were treated with acupuncture and Inmok-tang, and the ocular surface disease index was evaluated before and after treatment. Results : Analysis of 114 medical records showed a significant decrease in the pre-treatment and post-treatment ocular surface disease index, and a statistically significant positive correlation between the duration of Inmok-tang administration and the change in the ocular surface disease index. Conclusions : Herbal medicine treatment with Inmok-tang reduces the Ocular Surface Disease Index, an indicator of subjective symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

A Study on the Relationship between Eye Disease and Nutrient Intake in Korean Adults: Data from Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015, 2016 (한국 성인에서 안질환과 영양소 섭취와의 관련성에 관한 연구: 2015, 2016년 국민건강영양조사 자료를 이용하여)

  • Hwang, Hyo-Jeong;Shin, Kyung-Ok;Shin, Seong-Joo
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.77-91
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    • 2021
  • This study was conducted to investigate the effect of the differences in nutrient intakes on the onset of eye disease in the ophthalmic disease group vs. the normal group. The analysis method of this study was performed by adjusting age and gender. The daily caloric intake was 1,672.1±26.4 kcal in the ophthalmic disease group which was significantly lower than the 2,041.5±13.6 kcal intake in the normal group (P=0.006). The intake of proteins (P=0.015) and carbohydrates (P=0.000) was significantly lower in the ophthalmic disease group than in the normal group. The incidence of eye diseases was found to decrease by about 0.79 (95% CI: 0.74~0.83) times as the NAR index of protein was increased, followed by 0.79 (95% CI: 0.64~0.98) times with an increase in niacin consumption. In this study, income, BMI, smoking, alcohol consumption, and quality of life were considered as the confounding variables related to eye disease, along with age and gender, but did not lead to show significant results. It was found that the ophthalmic disease group had an unbalanced nutritional intake compared to the normal group. Therefore, we conclude that nutrition education is necessary to ensurebalanced eating habits for management and prevention of degeneration after the onset of eye diseases.

Factors affecting Diabetic Eye disease and Kidney disease Screening in Diabetic Patients (당뇨병 환자의 당뇨성 안질환 및 신장질환 합병증 검사 수검 여부에 영향을 주는 요인)

  • Kang, Jeong-Hee
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.226-235
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    • 2020
  • This study was undertaken to investigate factors that affect the assessment of complications in diabetic eye and kidney diseases. Data was obtained from the National Community Health Survey, 2017. The subjects included were 25,829 respondents who had been diagnosed with diabetes. Logistic regression analysis was applied to determine the factors affecting associated diabetic eye disease (fundus examination) and kidney disease (microalbuminuria examination) complications. The diabetic eye disease complication rate was 35.6%, and diabetic kidney disease complication rate was 39.8%. Complications arising due to diabetes were determined to be 35.6% for eye diseases and 39.8% for kidney related diseases. Ed. Notes: The original sentence is not very lucid. I have suggested an alternate edit. I leave it to the author's discretion to accept or reject the same. Please delete whichever sentence is not suitable. Walking activity (OR=1.03, OR=1.02), hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) recognition (OR=2.33, OR=2.33), blood glucose level recognition (OR=1.61, OR=1.71), diabetes drug therapy (OR=2.67, OR=3.05), and diabetic management education (OR=1.45, OR=1.47) were more likely to be evaluated for eye and kidney disease complications. Our results indicate that to increase the rate of screening for diabetic complications, it is necessary to develop a diabetes management system that includes the type and timing of diabetic complications, as well as different promotional methods that recognize HbA1C and blood glucose levels. Ed. Notes: Do you mean 'screening' methods? Please revise appropriately, if required. In addition, it is essential to develop a guideline for the management of diabetes mellitus, and to incorporate a screening test for diabetic complications in the national screening system.

Comparative Study of the Effect of Acupuncture for Dry Eye Syndrome According to Difference of Duration of Treatment (자침 횟수의 차이에 따른 안구건조증 치료 효과 비교)

  • Lee, Seung-Min;Lee, Chang-Woo;Jeon, Ju-Hyun;Kim, Jung-Ho;Kim, Jung-Il;Choi, Sun-Mi;Kim, Young-Il
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.55-69
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 12 acupuncture treatments versus 24 acupuncture treatments for patients with dry eye syndrome. Methods : We have assessed the symptom score, number of dry eye symptoms, and ocular surface disease index(OSDI) scores before and after the acupuncture treatments. The group A received 12 acupuncture treatments, and the group B received 24 acupuncture treatments. To evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture treatments the before and after scores of both groups were compared. Results : After treatment, symptom score, number of dry eye symptoms, and ocular surface disease index(OSDI) were significantly decreased in each group (p<0.001). The symptom score has shown a greater decrease in group B than group A, but no significant differences were seen in the numbers of existing symptoms and ocular surface disease index(OSDI) scores between the two groups. Conclusions : Acupuncture is an effective way to relieve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. The more number of acupuncture treatments may be correlated with better outcomes in the means of symptom score.

Effects of Acupuncture Therapy on Dry Eye Syndrome: 43 Case Series (안구건조증 환자 43례의 침치료 효과에 대한 임상적 연구)

  • Lee, Chang-Woo;Lee, Eun-Kyoung;Jeon, Ju-Hyun;Kim, Jung-Ho;Kim, Young-Il;Kim, Jung-Il
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.27 no.6
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    • pp.85-94
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    • 2010
  • Objectives : The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture therapy on dry eye syndrome. Methods : We investigated 43 cases of patients with dry eye syndrome. They were treated with acupuncture therapy twice or three times a week. Symptoms score, number of dry eye symptoms, Ocular surface disease index were compared between eyes before and after treatment to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture therapy. Results : After 24 times treatment, symptom score, number of dry eye symptoms, Ocular surface disease index were significantly decreased. Conclusions : Acupuncture therapy was effective to improve symptoms of dry eye syndrome patients. There should be more observation about patients with dry eye syndrome and further study will be needed.

Clinical Observation on 3 Cases of Dry Eye Syndrome (안구 건조증 환자의 치험 3례)

  • Choi, Eun-Hee;Jeon, Ju-Hyun;Kim, Young-Il
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.237-245
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    • 2007
  • Objective : The Dry Eye Syndrome is characterized by reduction of the stability of the tearfilm and a set of alterations of the eye surface which could relate to tear quality, normal makeup of tearfilm and alterations in blinking or regular closing of eyelids. We treated 3 patients who was suffering with severe Dry Eye Syndrome and assessed the effectiveness of Oriental Medicine in the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome. Methods : The patients were treated by acupunture, Gi Guk Yang Hyeol-decoction(Qijuyangxie-decoction). The improvement of the symptom was judged the subjective symptoms by the change of Ocular Surface Disease Index. Result : We observed in 2 cases of the patient significant decrease in the frequency of subjective symptoms, 1 case was not treated. Conclusion: The Oriental Medicine had effective results in Dry Eye syndrome. We need to have more observation and examination of Dry Eye syndrome.

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