[Effect of infrared low-intensity laser therapy on orbital blood circulation in children with progressive short sightedness]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2009 Sep-Oct:(5):37-9.
[Article in Russian]


This work was designed to study effect of low-intensity infrared laser radiation (LIIRR) on orbital circulation in children with progressive progressive short-handedness. Parameters of the blood flow in the orbital artery, central retinal artery, and posterior ciliary artery were evaluated in a total of 88 patients at the age from 6 to 14 years. The study group (group 1) comprised 66 children with moderately severe progressive myopia (112 eyes), the control one (group 2) included 22 patients without visual disturbances (44 eyes). Patients of group 1 received physiotherapy for the treatment of significantly deteriorated hemodynamics in the orbital region. Indirect action of LIIRR on the orbital region promoted stabilization of short-handedness in 78.8% of the treated patients. It is concluded that the method described in this paper is clinically efficient and may be recommended for the prevention of progressive myopia in children.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infrared Rays / therapeutic use*
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Myopia / diagnosis
  • Myopia / etiology
  • Myopia / radiotherapy*
  • Orbit / blood supply*
  • Orbit / radiation effects
  • Regional Blood Flow / radiation effects*
  • Treatment Outcome