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ESTERIZ MESIDORO, Niurka; TABOADA TORRES, Anaisa; APONTE GONZALEZ, Migdalia  and  ESTERIZ MESIDORO, Yamile. Auriculotherapy in patients with superficial punctuated queratitis. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.3, pp.396-405.  Epub June 03, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.


The superficial punctuated queratitis is the corneal inflammation due to diverse causes, characterized by small dispersed points of loss or lesion of the corneal epithelium.


To demonstrate the effectiveness of the conventional local treatment combined with auriculotherapy in patients with superficial punctuated queratitis.


A non controlled therapeutic intervention was carried out in 92 patients with diagnosis of superficial punctuated queratitis, selected by simple randomized sampling in 28 de Septiembre Teaching Polyclinic from Santiago de Cuba, from January to July, 2019, for which 2 groups were conformed: group A that received conventional topical treatment plus auriculotherapy, and group B, conventionally treated in a topical way. The patients had clinical follow up during four periods of 1 week each one, after the treatment.


The most frequent cause of ophthalmopathy in both groups was the degenerative. In most of the patients from group A, the time of corneal scaring was 7 days and the healing period was of 2 weeks.


The effectiveness of auriculotherapy was demonstrated in the corneal scaring, without risk of colateral effects and with low economic cost.

Keywords : superficial punctuated queratitis; auriculotherapy; corneal scaring.

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