Myopia associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

  title={Myopia associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.},
  author={Michael E Ross and D P Yolton and Robert L. Yolton and Kevin D. Hyde},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={73 7},
BACKGROUND Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves exposing patients to elevated oxygen pressures and concentrations for the treatment of soft tissue degenerative diseases. As side effects, some patients experience cataract development and/or a significant increase in myopia. SUBJECTS Eight subjects participated in this project. All were receiving HBOT for health problems. METHODS For all subjects, acuities and refractive error corrections were measured before and after HBOT sessions at… CONTINUE READING


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