Study of the effectiveness of ultraviolet irradiation of blood in the treatment of traumatic uveitis

Vestn Oftalmol. 2002 Jul-Aug;118(4):34-6.

Aznabaev MTKarabanova IVBabushkin AE.

Abstract

Sixty-five patients (65 eyes) with traumatic uveitis were treated. Ultraviolet irradiation of autoblood was included in therapeutic complexes of 28 patients. 37 patients received traditional therapy (corticosteroids, nonsteroid inflammatory agents, etc.). Addition of UV exposure of autoblood to combined therapy for traumatic uveitis more effectively (92.9 vs. 75.7%) and sooner liquidated posttraumatic inflammatory reaction (8.10 +/- 1.5 vs. 12.7 +/- 1.7 days), decreased the hospital stay (11.0 +/- 2.0 vs. 15.8 +/- 1.3 days), and eventually more often improved the visual acuity (in 42.9 vs. 24.3% patients). Hence, UV exposure of autoblood is an effective, safe, and virtually atraumatic method of treatment.

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