Document Category: Ophthalmology

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Eye

Butler, Jr., FK, Hagan C, Murphy-Lavoie H. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Eye. Undersea Hyperb Med 2008; 35(5): 327-381. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a primary or adjunctive therapy for a variety of medical disorders including some involving the eye. This paper is the first comprehensive review of HBOT for ocular indications. The authors recommend the …

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Reversibility of retinal ischemia due to central retinal artery occlusion by hyperbaric oxygen

Abstract PURPOSE: Ischemic retinal damage can be reversed by hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as long as irreversible infarction damage has not developed. However, the time window till irreversible damage develops is still unknown. The study aim was to evaluate the effect of HBOT and determine possible markers for irreversible retinal damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 225 patients treated with HBOT …

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Influence of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Central Corneal Thickness

Abstract Background/Aims:  Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is used in the treatment of several disorders. Little is known about the effects of HBO treatment on corneal thickness. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HBO treatment on central corneal thickness.  Methods:  Thirty-two subjects (18 males and 14 females, mean age 57.3  8 …

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the eye

Abstract Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a primary or adjunctive therapy for a variety of medical disorders including some involving the eye. This paper is the first comprehensive review of HBOT for ocular indications. The authors recommend the following as ocular indications for HBOT: decompression sickness or arterial gas embolism with visual signs or symptoms, …

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ameliorates the blood–retinal barrier breakdown in diabetic retinopathy

ABSTRACT Background: To study the effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on diabetic retinopathy in a streptozotocininduced diabetic rat model. Methods: Sprague–Dawley albino male rats were divided into three groups. The three groups were as follow: (i) nondiabetic control group (non-DM control); (ii) diabetic control group (DM control); and (iii) diabetic rats receiving hyperbaric oxygen …

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