Chinese Ophthalmology

Chinese Ophthalmology

Agnes Fatrai * Stefan Uhrig (eds.)
U. Engelhardt * C. Han * C.-H. Hempen * J. Hummelsberger * H. Leonhardy

For all practitioners and therapists interested in Chinese ophthalmology.
Treating eye diseases with Chinese medicine

Chinese ophthalmology embraces many fascinating aspects which this book presents in detail. Along with the foundations and principles of Chinese ophthalmology, possible treatment approaches from all fields of Chinese medicine are presented: acupuncture, herbal therapy, tuina, qigong and dietary therapy. In all 26 eye diseases are described from the Western and from the Chinese points of view, and Chinese treatment options are explained in detail. Finally, recommendations on the prevention of disorders in the eye area are given according to the criteria of Chinese medicine.

ISBN 978-3-9815471-1-5
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Key features include:
  • foundations of Chinese ophthalmology
  • diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases from the points of view of Western and Chinese medicine
  • differentiated Chinese therapeutic strategies
  • discussion of preventive concepts
  • extensive bibliography

Chinese Ophthalmology, a German work now translated into English which describes the speciality from foundations to therapeutic methods, drawing on a range of classical and modern texts. Current Western medical information is included, making this a comprehensive manual. … This is an extensive reference on a range of conditions, from serious diseases such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis and diabetic retinopathy to the more superficial “age-related changes of the eyelids”, to complaints such as blepharospasm and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (the latter with detailed differentiation and treatment strategies that I will definitely be adding to my arsenal when hayfever season hits next spring). … Chinese Ophthalmology gives me the understanding and confidence to treat more serious eye diseases when they do present in clinic. The Lantern, Volume XIII, Issue 1

CONTENTS 1 Historical Overview 2 The Foundations 2.1 General Basic Concepts of Chinese Medicine 2.2 Basic Concepts of Chinese Ophthalmology 3 The Physiology of the Eyes in Chinese Medicine 3.1 The Physiological Functions of the Eyes 3.2 The Relationship of the Eyes with the Zangfu-Organs 3.3 The Relationship of the Eyes with the Channels 3.4 The Theories of the Five Wheels and Eight Boundaries 4 The Pathophysiology of Eye Diseases in Chinese Medicine 4.1 Causes leading to Eye Diseases 4.2 The Pathomechanisms of Eye Diseases 4.3 Establishing a Diagnosis in Chinese Ophthalmology 4.4 Examiniation Using the Four Diagnostic Methods in Ophthalmology 4.4.1 Diagnosis by Interrogation 5 Methods of Treatment 5.1 Acupuncture and Moxa Treatment 5.2 Chinese Materia Medica 5.3 Chinese Dietary Therapy 5.4 Tuina in Ophthalmology 5.5 Qigong Exercises for the Better Nourishing of the Eyes („Eye Qigong“) 6 Eye Diseases and their Treatment Options with Chinese Medicine 6.1 Diseases of the Eyelids 6.1.1 Benign Essential Blepharospasm 6.1.2 Blepharitis (Inflammation of the Eyelid Margins) 6.1.3 Hordeolum (Stye) 6.1.4 Chalazion (Meibomian Cyst) 6.1.5 Dermatitis of the Eyelids 6.1.6 Age-related Changes of the Eyelids 6.2 Diseases of the Conjunctiva 6.2.1 Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis 6.2.2 Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis 6.2.3 Infections of the Conjunctiva 6.2.4 Chronic Conjunctivitis 6.2.5 Dry Eye Syndrome 6.2.6 Epiphora (Tearing) 6.2.7 Pterygium 6.3 Diseases of the Sclera — Episcleritis 6.4 Diseases of the Cornea — Recurrent Corneal Erosion 6.5 Diseases of the Lens — Senile Cataract 6.6 Diseases of the Uvea — Anterior Uveitis(Iritis/Iridocyclitis) 6.7 Changes of the Vitreous — Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome 6.8 Diseases of the Retina 6.8.1 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 6.8.2 Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) 6.8.3 Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) 6.8.4 Diabetic Retinopathy 6.9 Diseases of the Optic Nerve — Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma 6.10 Diseases of the Orbita — Endocrine Orbitopathy 6.11 Eye Movement Disorders — Paralytic Strabismus 6.12 Ametropia — Axial Myopia (Shortsightedness) 7 Recommendations on the Prevention of Disorders in the Eye Area from the Point of View of Chinese Medicine 7.1 General Lifestyle 7.2 Diet 7.3 Tuina, Qigong and Taiji 8 Appendix 8.1 Glossary 8.2 Chinese Disease Names Bibliography 9 Index