Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2020 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Effect of Acupuncture on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Table 4

Effect of acupuncture on left eye intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients (mmHg).

SG (n = 15)AG (n = 14)EG (n = 15) value

First intervention
V116.88 ± 3.9819.34 ± 3.9120.66 ± 3.440.03
V218.10 ± 4.7320.50 ± 4.4022.27 ± 3.190.03
V316.65 ± 4.4417.48 ± 3.6119.56 ± 3.360.11
V417.01 ± 4.4917.78 ± 3.5919.00 ± 3.070.36
V2-V11.22 ± 1.501.16 ± 0.881.61 ± 0.670.49
V3–V1−0.23 ± 1.07−1.86 ± 1.61−1.10 ± 1.450.01
V4–V10.13 ± 1.19−1.56 ± 0.99−1.66 ± 1.740.002
Second intervention
V116.82 ± 3.6417.91 ± 4.2019.04 ± 3.210.27
V218.41 ± 4.7419.04 ± 4.2321.55 ± 3.000.11
V316.90 ± 4.3916.36 ± 3.2517.93 ± 3.540.52
V416.74 ± 4.0716.29 ± 3.2617.39 ± 3.230.70
V2-V11.59 ± 1.971.50 ± 0.932.51 ± 1.190.12
V3–V10.08 ± 1.55−1.55 ± 1.29−1.11 ± 1.05<0.001
V4–V1−0.08 ± 1.341.62 ± 1.21−1.65 ± 0.75<0.001
Third intervention
V116.60 ± 4.3717.03 ± 3.9217.70 ± 3.280.74
V217.73 ± 4.3418.57 ± 3.9420.20 ± 3.640.24
V316.62 ± 4.1515.99 ± 3.6416.54 ± 2.940.88
V416.97 ± 4.1615.83 ± 3.7716.37 ± 3.060.71
V2-V11.13 ± 1.171.54 ± 0.652.50 ± 1.430.007
V3–V10.02 ± 1.19−1.04 ± 0.66−1.16 ± 0.81<0.001
V4–V10.37 ± 1.48−1.20 ± 0.64−1.33 ± 0.71<0.001
Fourth intervention
V116.66 ± 3.6316.41 ± 3.9416.53 ± 2.960.98
V218.45 ± 3.9417.96 ± 3.8219.63 ± 3.160.46
V316.96 ± 3.2815.53 ± 3.4515.67 ± 3.100.43
V416.86 ± 3.3215.19 ± 3.7515.37 ± 3.050.34
V2-V11.79 ± 1.581.56 ± 0.983.10 ± 1.150.004
V3–V10.30 ± 0.96−0.88 ± 0.88−0.85 ± 0.63<0.001
V4–V10.20 ± 0.63−1.22 ± 0.88−1.16 ± 0.61<0.001

Data presented as mean ± standard deviation. SG, sham group; AG, acupuncture group; EG, electroacupuncture group; V1, first assessment; V2, second assessment; V3, third assessment; V4, fourth assessment; V2-V1, the intraocular pressure difference between V2 and V1; V3–V1, the intraocular pressure difference between V3 and V1; V4–V1, the intraocular pressure difference between V4 and V1. The intervention and group effect were measured by the repeated measures analysis of variance. , compared to SG.