Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
CHAVEZ PARDO, Iris; THAIS GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Noris; AVILEZ CARMENATE, Elizabeth y CARDOSO GUILLEN, Elias. Ozone and antioxidants in (dry) macular degeneration related to age. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: Macular degeneration is recognized like the most important cause of serious and irreversible loss of vision in developed countries. Objective: To demonstrate the visual improvement with the use of antioxidants and ozone in (dry) macular degeneration treatment related to age in patients with visual acuity until 0.5 no in the ones that present greater deficit of it. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study in 50 patients with diagnosis of (dry) macular degeneration related to age was carried out, from October to December 2005, attended at «Manuel Ascunce Domenech» Provincial Hospital of Camagüey. The treatment to administer was analysed (ozone therapy by rectal tract, 20 sessions, associated to antioxidants administration), as well as the age, sex and race, the referred symptoms by the patient, the visual acuity before and after treatment, (monthly, to the 3 months) and the state of satisfaction after treatment. Results: White race in 35 patients predominated and the female sex in 25 patients. The decrease of visual acuity, and metamorphopsia were the most frequent symptoms detected. Conclusions: The visual acuity in our patients was recovered in the 96% of the treated cases; the state of satisfaction was good after treatment
Palabras llave : Ozone [therapeutic use]; antioxidants [administration & dosage, macular degeneration]; cross-sectional studies; patient satisfaction; epidemiology, descriptive.